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Gurrumul - His Life and Music


From concert halls to recording studios and into the Yolngu heartland, this is the story of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. It's the story of a great talent revealed and of an astonishing musical gift that has left audiences all over the world spellbound. Part road trip, part biography, Robert Hillman's illustrated account of Gurrumul's life and artistry takes you behind the scenes and offers rare insights into the sources of his inspiration. In interviews with family and friends, Gurrumul emerges as a man of his people, shaped by the beliefs, rites and ceremonies of a richly engaging culture.


Featuring images from family, friends and some of the world's best rock photographers, Gurrumul: His Life and Music provides in words, pictures and song, unforgettable insight into the story of one of Australia's most original performers.

From Elcho Island to the world stage, the extraordinary story of a proud Yolngu man whose life and music trascend cultural boundaries and musical genres.

'If Gurrumul's life and music comprise an invitation to his country, his culture and their mysteries, this book is a gracious act of acceptance.'  Michael Dwyer, Sydney Morning Herald.

ITEM: 14139. ISBN: 9780733332647. ROBERT HILLMAN

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