Buŋgul

Saturday 25 January 2020

Overview

An exquisite tribute to the talent and musical legacy of Gurrumul Yunupiŋu with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Created on country in North East Arnhem Land with the Yunupiŋu family, Buŋgul is a ceremonial celebration of Dr G’s final, posthumously released album Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow), one of the transcendent albums of their time.

Experience the traditional songs, dances and paintings that inspired the album in a live performance by Yolŋgu dancers, songmen and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra directed by Senior Yolŋgu Don Wininba Ganambarr and Nigel Jamieson.

Djarimirri brought together traditional songs and harmonised chants from Gurrumul’s traditional Yolŋgu life with hypnotic orchestral compositions. Now, in his honour, his family add a further cultural and immersive visual dimension to this historic work, performing the songlines that have forged their identity and every aspect of their existence since the beginning of time.

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