This event is part of the 2023 RISING Festival.
The inspiration behind Dr Gurrumul Yunupinu’s seminal album Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow), brought to the stage in a hypnotic live performance by Yolngu dancers and songmen with the MSO.
A buŋgul is a ceremony, a gathering ground: a meeting place of dance, song and ritual.
Dr G. Yunupiŋu’s posthumously released album, Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow), is a landmark moment in Australian music. It transcends its author’s death and celebrates his life, by bringing together western and his Yolŋu family’s musical traditions.
Buŋgul is a celebration of that record’s legacy. Created on Country in Northeast Arnhem Land, with the Yunupiŋu family. In a hypnotic performance, live Yolŋu dancers and songmen present the songs, dances and paintings that inspired Djarimirri; accompanied by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; and directed by Senior Yolŋu man Don Wininba Ganambarr and Nigel Jamieson.
The heart and soul of a masterpiece made real.