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  • Gurrumul And Briggs To Play Intimate Last-Minute Melbourne Show
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    Gurrumul And Briggs To Play Intimate Last-Minute Melbourne Show

    Gurrumul has announced a rare acoustic Melbourne club show with less than 48 hours notice. The Aboriginal musician’s intimate performance will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, 17th December, at the Corner Hotel, and will also see a special guest appearance from Victorian rapper Briggs. Gurrumul performed for US President Barack Obama as part of G20 earlier

  • Chet Faker, Sticky Fingers & More Up For ARIA Artisan Awards
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    Chet Faker, Sticky Fingers & More Up For ARIA Artisan Awards

    Organisers of the 28th Annual Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards have announced this year’s nominees in the Fine Arts and Artisan Awards categories, including Chet Faker, Josh Pyke, Sia and more of the country’s most talented musicians and artisans. Josh Pyke is up for a joint award for Producer Of The Year for his

  • Dan Sultan Tops Indigenous Music Awards Nominations
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    Dan Sultan Tops Indigenous Music Awards Nominations

    The nominations for the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) have been announced, lead by Melbourne blues rocker Dan Sultan who’s up for a total of five awards. Also acknowledged is singer Jessica Mauboy and musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. Sultan, Mauboy and Gurrumul Yunupingu are all up for National Artist of the Year against singer/songwriter Shellie

  • Gurrumul Announces Encore Sydney Symphony Orchestra Shows
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    Gurrumul Announces Encore Sydney Symphony Orchestra Shows

    Following his sold-out performances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2013, Indigenous Australian musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu returns for two encore collaborative performances at the Sydney Opera House this September. The concerts will present the musician and orchestra onstage accompanied by rare footage and photography from Gurrumul’s Yolngu upbringing through to his international success. Having

  • Watch Briggs And Gurrumul Cover Archie Roach On ‘Like A Version’
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    Watch Briggs And Gurrumul Cover Archie Roach On ‘Like A Version’

    Victorian rapper and Shepparton local Briggs has performed alongside indigenous Australian musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu on triple j‘s ‘Like A Version‘ covers program this morning, with an adaptation of the Archie Roach song Took The Children Away. In celebration of NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week, which runs from the 6th to

  • Lack Of Interest For Inaugural Boomerang Festival Likened To “Cultural Apartheid”
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    Lack Of Interest For Inaugural Boomerang Festival Likened To “Cultural Apartheid”

    As of Tuesday, 3rd September, tickets for the inaugural Boomerang Festival officially hit the market, though things haven’t gotten off to the best start. Sales are dangerously below the required quota, prompting the event’s promoter Peter Noble to voice his concerns about a country growing apathetic towards its indigenous population. In order for the event

  • Melbourne Festival 2013 Music Lineup Announced
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    Melbourne Festival 2013 Music Lineup Announced

    The Melbourne Festival 2013 lineup has just been announced and there’s a huge selection of contemporary musical offerings set for this year’s event, including Yo La Tengo, The Polyphonic Spree, Cody ChesnuTT, Fuck Buttons, Gurrumul, Flight Facilities and Active Child, who spilled the beans on his involvement earlier today. The festival is set down for

  • Gurrumul Releases Yothu Yindi Tribute Single ‘Maralitja – Crocodile Man’
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    Gurrumul Releases Yothu Yindi Tribute Single ‘Maralitja – Crocodile Man’

    Australian Indigenous performer Gurrumul Yunupingu has today released his new single Maralitja – Crocodile Man, originally performed by Yothu Yindi, as a tribute to the late Dr Yunupingu, whom Gurrumul called “wawa” or “brother”. Gurrumul will be performing Maralitja – Crocodile Man at the National Indigenous Music Awards in Darwin tomorrow night. The song was

  • BIGSOUND 2013 Announces Gurrumul, Reveals Final Programs
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    BIGSOUND 2013 Announces Gurrumul, Reveals Final Programs

    Organisers behind BIGSOUND have announced that Indigenous singer songwriter Gurrumul will be giving a keynote speech at this year’s event. Gurrumul will be joined by Skinnyfish Music’s Mark Grose and Michael Hohnen where they will discuss the artistic and business force that have gone into play behind the beloved national treasure. Dubbed Australia’s most important

  • Gurrumul, Archie Roach & Thelma Plum Set For New Byron Bay Indigenous Festival
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    Gurrumul, Archie Roach & Thelma Plum Set For New Byron Bay Indigenous Festival

    There’s yet another reason to visit the subtropical utopia that is Byron Bay with the announcement of Boomerang Festival, a three-day long event hailed as the first of its kinds – an Indigenous festival for all Australians. Brought to you from the creative minds behind Bluesfest, we’ve now got a taste of the lineup, including

  • Australian Of The Year Finalist – Michael Hohnen
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    Australian Of The Year Finalist – Michael Hohnen

    As strange as it was to be interviewing someone with the exact same name as me, spelt exactly the same, Michael Hohnen and I had a lot more to talk about other than how we were related. Hohnen, co-director of Darwin-based record label Skinnyfish, manager of Gurrumul, and a key figure in the Indigenous Australian

  • Gurrumul Refused Service By Racist Taxi Driver After Missy Higgins Show
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    Gurrumul Refused Service By Racist Taxi Driver After Missy Higgins Show

    Indigenous musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingi has had a sour ending to what should have been a glorious moment for the performer. Having just wrapped up a support slot for Missy Higgins on Tuesday night, Gurrumul planned on leaving the venue, only to be shut down by a taxi driver. According to Gurrumul’s manager, Mark Grose,

  • Port Fairy Folk Festival 2013 Lineup
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    Port Fairy Folk Festival 2013 Lineup

    That’s right, ladies and gents. The famed Port Fairy Folk Festival is gearing up for another massive year. The 37th birthday of the event has big shoes to follow after last year’s sell-out gig, but today we have the first lineup announcement, and organisers are definitely onto something good. Real good. The festival has secured

  • The Medics Snatch 3 2012 NIMA Awards; Gurrumul Wins Artist Of The Year Again
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    The Medics Snatch 3 2012 NIMA Awards; Gurrumul Wins Artist Of The Year Again

    Cairns rock four-piece The Medics have taken out top honours at the 2012 National Indigenous Music Awards over the past weekend. Described as one of the country’s most exciting youth bands, it’s no suprise that they’ve picked up the New Talent of the Year award along with their debut album Foundations winning Album of the

  • Obama Australian Visit: Gurrumul To Perform For President
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    Obama Australian Visit: Gurrumul To Perform For President

    President Obama has landed at Canberra Airport this afternoon and has a pretty tight schedule that will see him on our shores for just over 24 hours or so. But, he will find the time to watch a musical performance tomorrow afternoon from two of Australia’s current indigenous talents, Jessica Mauboy and multi-ARIA award nominated

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