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Dhapanbal Yunupiŋu - Märi Wurrapa

Dhapanbal Yunupiŋu - Märi Wurrapa
One of six daughters of the lead singer of Yothu Yindi, Dr M Yunupiŋu, Dhapanbal is forging her own way in the music industry with her contemporary song songs sung in English and Yolŋu Matha.

The Gumatj clan member of North East Arnhem Land in the cultural hub of the Northern Territory is heralding a new dawn of musicians traversing cultural and contemporary songs and music.

She firmly believes in the preservation and transmission of her culture and spends considerable time with her elders, learning the knowledge of her people, including the endangered art of Milkarri (the female grieving songlines). The connection with her culture can be heard intertwined through her songs and production.

Having been involved in music since she was a child, Dhapanbal has performed at the NIMAs, Youth Yindi tribute shows, at Woodford Folk Festival with Shellie Morris, sung as backup with East Journey and many other events in North East Arnhem Land.
Over the past two years, she has been mentored by fellow Yothu Yindi band member Stu Kellaway and international touring artist Shellie Morris.

In 2016, she released her award-winning debut single Gurtha.

About this track...

Märi Wurrapa is about the travels of the whale. In 2010 my father began writing it in Galiwinku with Baninaylil Bukulatjpi. In early 2017, Baninaylil visited my family and sung Märi Wurrapa to me. Baninaylil entrusted Märi Wurrapa to me and asked that I complete and record it.

Number Of People In Act 2 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In NT
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Yirrkala
Taken From The Release Titled Märi Wurrapa
Copyright Holder's Name Dhapanbal Yunupiŋu
Media Servicing Date 2018-03-30
Main Genre Indigenous
Genre 2 World
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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