Presented by RISING
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Erkki Veltheim conductor
Recorded vocals of Dr G Yunupiŋu
Terrence Gurruwiwi vocals
The Inspiration behind Dr Gurrumul Yunupiŋu’s seminal album Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) brought to the stage in a hypnotic performance, supported by the MSO.
A buŋgul is a ceremony, a gathering ground: a meeting place of dance, song and ritual.
Dr Gurrumul Yunupiŋu’s posthumously released album, Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow), is a landmark moment in Australian music. It transcends its author’s death and celebrates his life, by bringing together western and his Yolgnu family’s musical traditions.
Buŋgul is a celebration of that record’s legacy, created on Country in North East Arnhem Land, with the Yunupiŋu family. In a hypnotic performance, live Yolŋu dancers and songmen present the songs, dances and paintings that inspired Djarimirri; accompanied by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; and directed by Senior Yolŋu Don Wininba Ganambarr and Nigel Jamieson.
The heart and soul of a masterpiece made real.