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BUŊGUL

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GURRUMUL'S MOTHER'S BUŊGUL, GURRUMUL'S GRANDMOTHER'S BUŊGUL, GURRUMUL'S MANIKAY

'Unlike anything you have ever heard: genuinely ancient and timeless, while sizzling with sparse symphonic modernity.'

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
A Perth Festival Commission
With West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Produced by Skinnyfish Music and Perth Festival

‘Yolngu don’t have books or computers. They carry it here (in the heart) in their song, their dance, their paintings.’ Don Wininba Ganambarr

A buŋgul is a ceremony, a meeting place of dance, song and ritual.

Created on country in North East Arnhem Land with the Yunupiŋu family, Buŋgul is a ceremonial celebration of one of the transcendent albums of our time. You’re invited to experience the traditional songs, dances and paintings that inspired Gurrumul’s final album, Djarrimirri (Child of the Rainbow), in a live performance by Yolŋu dancers, songmen and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra directed by Senior Yolngu Don Wininba Ganambarr and Nigel Jamieson.

Djarimirri was Gurrumul’s gift to the world. An astounding achievement of music acclaimed the world over, it presented traditional songs and harmonised chants from his traditional Yolŋu life with hypnotic orchestral compositions. Now, in his honour, his family add a further cultural and immersive visual dimension to this historic work, performing the songlines that have forged their identity and every aspect of their existence since the beginning of time.

Buŋgul represents a majestic union of two disparate worlds. It points to a potential contemporary Australian identity grounded in and drawing upon the extraordinary knowledge, understanding and wisdom of First Nation People that inspires us all listen to and care for the precious land we share.

This project was initiated by the Yunupiŋu family and Skinnyfish Music
In collaboration with Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre - Yirrkala Arts Centre,The Mulka Project

Tickets

When?

6.30pm Friday, February 07 – 8.00pm Sunday, February 09

Where?

Perth Concert Hall
5 St Georges Terrace
Perth, Western Australia

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