Buŋgul
SKINNYFISH MUSIC AND PERTH FESTIVAL | AUSTRALIA
WORLD PREMIERE SEASON
25 JANUARY Sydney Opera House FROM $50–$80 BF 90 MINS
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  • Sat 25 Jan at 1.00pm
    Sat 25 Jan at 6.00pm

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Buŋgul
SKINNYFISH MUSIC AND PERTH FESTIVAL | AUSTRALIA
WORLD PREMIERE SEASON

Gurrumul's Mother's Buŋgul

Gurrumul's Grandmother's Buŋgul

Gurrumul's Manikay

An exquisite tribute to the talent and musical legacy of Gurrumul Yunupiŋu with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Created on country in North East Arnhem Land with the Yunupiŋu family, Buŋgul is a ceremonial celebration of Dr G’s final, posthumously released album Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow), one of the transcendent albums of our time.

Experience the traditional songs, dances and paintings that inspired the album in a live performance by Yolŋgu dancers, songmen and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra directed by Senior Yolŋgu Don Wininba Ganambarr and Nigel Jamieson.

Djarimirri brought together traditional songs and harmonised chants from Gurrumul’s traditional Yolŋgu 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.

After the 6pm performance on 25 January, join the passing Procession as it makes its way to Barangaroo Reserve for the beginning of The Vigil at sunset – an opportunity to gather overnight by fireside, hear live music and spoken word performances, and reflect on the story of modern Australia and the impact of colonisation.


"Virtuosic, his voice on a plain nigh on improbable, its purity astounding" – Rolling Stone

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Warning - Contains haze, smoke effects and sand.
Cast and Credits
Music by: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Michael Hohnen & Erkki Velthiem
Directed by: Don Wininba Ganambarr & Nigel Jamieson
Creative Producer: Michael Hohnen
Musical Director: Erkki Veltheim
Design & Creative Associate: Jacob Nash
Lighting Design: Mark Howett
Video Design: Mic Gruchy
Sound Design: Steve Francis
Cinematographer: Paul Shakeshaft                                                
First Camera Assistant: Scott Woo
Producer: Anna Reece

Image Baru painting by Priscilla Barrapami Yunupiŋu 

We thank and pay our respects to the Yolŋgu people of North East Arnhem Land with whom this work has been created and their country on which this work has been created. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live, learn and work and pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders.

This project was initiated by the Yunupingu family and Skinnyfish Music Produced by Perth Festival and Skinnyfish Music Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) produced by Michael Hohnen & Skinnyfish Music with musical orchestrations and compositions by Erkki Veltheim.

Project developed in collaboration with: Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre - Yirrkala Arts Centre The Mulka Project
25 JANUARY
FROM $50–$80 BF
90 MINS
"The greatest voice this continent has ever recorded"
The Sydney Morning Herald
Australia Council for the Arts Major Festivals Initiative Create NSW Destination NSW
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