Presented by Neil Rogers

Interview

The Australian Mood: Yothu Yindi Biographer Matt Garrick

Northern Territory writer and journalist Matt Garrick chats to Neil Rogers about his new book on the legendary band Yothu Yindi, titled Writing In The Sand (ABC Books). As their authorised biographer, Matt has extraordinary insight into the band and their story. 

“Being on the ground as a reporter [from 2012] really felt formative to me, and brought me a lot closer to some of the band members,” he says. “The years wound on and I ended up working for the band as their media coordinator in 2018 [...] and that’s when we really started talking about it. Then, with their blessing, we started sitting down and compiling these stories.”

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Listen to The Australian Mood: Yothu Yindi Biographer Matt Garrick15:4311 November 2021