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Yirrmal - Deep Blue Sea

Yirrmal - Deep Blue Sea
New gen Indigenous Australian artist Yirrmal, a young Yolngu man from the community of Yirrkala in North-East Arnhem Land, is making a refreshing entrance into the music scene. Inspired by heroes Yothu Yindi, Yirrmal fuses tradition and contemporary with class and passion. He is an aspiring songwriter and guitarist with a beautiful voice, singing songs about his homeland and culture with feel¬ing and depth beyond his years. Yirrmal is related to Geoffery Gurrumul Yunupingu on his mother’s side, and his father, Witiyana Marika, was a singer and dancer in Yothu Yindi.

“We’re living in two worlds, learning in two worlds, carrying a message, a sharing of culture. We’re exploring new horizons with our sound, mixing western styles with our traditional song, adding a new dimension to music. We aim to set an example for Indigenous youth, and to be being strong, positive role models for the young generation.” Yirrmal

About this track...

Sung in a mix of English and Bukalatjipi Matha this song tells the story of the Octopus, a creation spirit, living beneath the sea

It was recorded as part of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Visible Mentoring Program with Yirrmal’s mentor Carlo Santone (Blue King Brown) and producer Craig Pilkington (Archie Roach)

Number Of People In Act Solo
State/Territory Artist Is Based In VIC
Taken From The Release Titled Visible Volume 8
Copyright Holder's Name Yirrmal
Media Servicing Date 2013-10-24
Main Genre Indigenous
Genre 2 Folk
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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