Monday, 2 June 2008
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu is a Gumatj man from Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory. Blind since birth, he has the voice of an angel, and writes and sings incredibly moving songs about his country. He was once a member of Yothu Yindi and now fronts his own band, the Saltwater Band.
On his record,"Gurrumul", he sings his stories accompanying himself on his guitar.
If you click here, you can hear Geoffrey, and here, you can listen to the Saltwater Band.
For a true blast from the past, listen to Yothu Yindi sing Treaty while watching a former Australian Prime Minister make himself look like a goose!