GURRUMUL ‘Djarimirri’ CD

$26.00

2 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Completed just before his death, Gurrumul Yunupingu’s final album is his parting gift to the world. ‘Djarimirri’, meaning ‘Child of the Rainbow’ is the result of five years of work and unlike any previous Australian recording. The album is a synthesis of ancient Aboriginal chants, modern orchestral minimalism and the complex rhythmic patterns of Elcho Island’s yidaki (the Yolgnu word for didgeridoo) playing. The dynamic, modern, orchestral arrangements are reminiscent of the work of Philip Glass and Steve Reich. ‘Djarimirri’ is a perfect fusion of traditional and modern, Gurrumul’s unique voice evokes a contemplative mood in the listener and connects to Yolngu culture. This album is sure to become a firm part of the Australian musical canon.