Fans of indigenous singing sensation Gurrumul Yunupingu braved the cold to turn out in force for an intimate concert at the Mullumbimby Civic Centre last night.
And the star of the show didn’t disappoint.
He delivered a heartfelt, at times humorous, performance, during which the crowd was invited to join in by dancing and shouting out traditional Yolngu words, or just sitting back quietly and closing their eyes.
Tributes to his Facebook page this morning told the story.
‘WOW!! That was an amazing concert. Gurrumul, you have the voice of an angel, or maybe it’s a Dreamtime spirit. Thanks so much for coming to little Mullum, such a great gig, please come back!’, said one.
‘Thank you, Thank you for the gift of that performance I feel honoured & blessed to have been there,’ said another.
Blind from birth, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu sings stories of his land in both Yolngu languages and English. And he plays his guitar upside down because their was no left-handed guitar available at in Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island), off the coast of Arnhem Land.
He has been in the area recording songs for a new album.