Gurrumul's Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow) presents traditional songs and harmonised chants from Gurrumul's Yolngu life with minimalist orchestral arrangements performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. It's a monumental album five years in the making, completed just weeks before Gurrumul's passing in 2017. The songs are powerful, moving and utterly unique, a transcendent gift of insight and inspiration to the listener from an Australian icon. Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) arrives ahead of the cinema release of GURRUMUL, a documentary of his life and achievements, written and directed by Paul Williams.
A NOTE FROM SKINNYFISH MUSIC: The final funeral ceremony for Gurrumul Yunupingu occurred on Friday November 24, 2017 at Galiwin’ku, Elcho Island. The passing of any Yolngu person is usually accompanied by strict traditional protocols which preclude the use of the deceased’s name. The immediate family of Gurrumul have been clear throughout the grieving process that the contribution he made and continues to make to Australian and Yolngu cultural life should not be forgotten. The family has given permission that following the final funeral ceremony, his name and image may once again be used publicly to ensure that his legacy will continue to inspire both his people and Australians more broadly. The family thanks the media and the Australian public for their support and respect throughout this period.
Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow)