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Amrap's AirIt | Australian Music Radio Airplay Project :: Folk :: Gurrumul - Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow)

Gurrumul - Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow)

Gurrumul  - Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow)
Gurrumul is remembered today as one of the most important figures in Australian music history, blind from birth and emerging from the remote Galiwin’ku community on Elcho Island off the coast of Arnhem land to sell over half a million copies of his albums across the world, singing in his native Yolngu language.

His debut album ‘Gurrumul’ cemented him as the Australian voice of a generation, hitting triple platinum in Australia, silver in the UK and charting in multiple other countries across the globe. The highest selling Indigenous artist in history, Gurrumul released two subsequent top five studio albums Rrakala and The Gospel Album, achieved a swag of three ARIA Awards, performed across the globe for audiences including Queen Elizabeth II and Barak Obama and released the first Indigenous language single to reach the top five, all the while continuing to call Elcho Island home.

Gurrumul also gave back to his community as the driving force behind the Gurrumul Yunupingu Foundation, creating opportunities for young people across the Northern Territory. His legacy as a musician and community leader will continue as his life’s work continues its positive impact on Elcho Island, The Northern Territory, Australia and the world.

About this track...

Rainbow coloured light which shines from the rainbow serpent’s scales. The mother is calling to her child “you are the child of the rainbow serpent.”

2018 ARIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Album Of The Year, Best Male Artist, Best Independent Release

2018 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Song of the Year, Album of the Year ("Djarrimirri (Child of the Rainbow)"), Artist of the Year


Other tracks by Gurrumul: Waak (Crow)  -  Galiku (Flag)
Number Of People In Act Solo
State/Territory Artist Is Based In NT
Taken From The Release Titled Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)
Copyright Holder's Name Skinnyfish Music
Publisher Skinnyfish Music
Media Servicing Date 2018-04-13
Main Genre Folk
Genre 2 Australian Indigenous
Genre 3 World
Genre 4 Classical
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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Content Provider SGC Media