Homeland Movement

Yothu Yindi

Gamadala (83k bytes), Gudurrku (53k bytes), Mainstream (70k bytes)

Yothu Yindi

Homeland Movement

Non-traditional Didjeridu

CD and cassette, Playing time --:-- minutes

Track List:

Publisher No.:
Mushroom - D 38959

Mandawuy Yunupingu, an aborigine, was pronounced Australian of the Year for 1992 by the Australian government, in recognition of his accomplishments in the national and international arenas. Mandawuy is the leader of the group Yothu Yindi, hailed by Billboard magazine as "the flagship of Australian music". He is one of his country's foremost cultural ambassadors. His band swept the awards of the Australian music industry and played at the United Nations to inaugurate the Year of Indigenous Peoples in 1993.

The whole second side of the casette tape is devoted to traditional songs of the Riratjinju and Gumatj clans of Yirrkala in the Northern Territory. It features voice, click-stick and. . .(click-stick roll). . .didjeridu. It's remarkable stuff. The other side of the album's quite fun too with the addition of guitars, drums, keys and a fair bit of wit.
Reviewer: Patrick Jenning

The first album of this now world famous Aboriginal rock band. This is a fusion of traditional Yolgnu (N.E. Arnhem land) songs, acousttic numbers, ballads, and rock songs.
Reviewer: The Australian Cultural Experience

Yothu Yindi recorded their first album Homeland Movement in Australia's bicentennial year, 1988. Combining contemporary western rock with the traditional song cycles of the Gumatj and Rirratjingu clans of north-east Arnhem Land, Homeland Movement was recorded in one day, mixed in another, winning the band a contract with Australia's leading independent record company, Mushroom Records.
Reviewer: Yothu Yindi

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