Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
Australian aboriginal singer/songwriter Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu with his album Gurrumul.
If you are a world music lover, you must listen to Gurrumul. The infectious nature of his voice and the unique sincerity of his musical prowess are compelling. We at Caiala.com carry “music carefully handpicked to move your world”. We highly recommend Gurrumul for your Listening pleasure. “He was born blind, has never learned Braille and does not have a guide dog or use a white cane. Yunupingu speaks only a few words of English, and is said to be acutely shy. He plays drums, keyboards, guitar (a right hand-strung guitar left-handed) and didgeridoo, but it is the clarity of his singing voice that has attracted rave reviews. He sings stories of his land in both languages (Gälpu, Gumatj or Djambarrpuynu, all Yolŋu Matha) and English. Formerly with Yothu Yindi, he is now with Saltwater Band. In 2008 Yunupingu was nominated for four ARIA awards, winning the awards for Best World Music Album and Best Independent Release. He also won three Deadlys, winning for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for Gurrumul and Single of the Year for “Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind)”. His first solo album, Gurrumul, debuted at #21 on the ARIA Charts and #1 on the independent chart. It also jumped to No. 1 on the iTunes Australia roots music chart in April 2008. It then unexpectedly reached No. 8 in the mainstream iTunes charts. Gurrumul peaked at #3 on the ARIA Charts. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s friend Michael Hohnen produced the album and acts as his translator. Critics have heaped praise on the singer, describing his voice as having “transcendental beauty”. Elton John, Sting and Björk are among his fans. When asked what he would do with any money he makes, he suggested it will go to his mother and aunts, following the Aboriginal tradition of sharing wealth”.
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