Created on Country: performance meets symphony orchestra in tribute to Gurrumul’s pivotal Djarimirri

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This week, a group of Indigenous musicians and dancers from a remote community in the Northern Territory will play music from Gurrumul’s second last album with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

The group have travelled from the Galiwin’ ku community in the Northern Territory to perform their show Buŋgul for three nights in Melbourne.

Gurrumul Yunupingu is one of the most iconic First Nations artists in Australia, leaving a legacy of music and culture to be played for future generations.

Buŋgul was created on Country in North East Arnhem, and the performance is inspired in Gurrumul’s Djarimirri.

Senior Yolŋu man, Donald Wininba Ganambarr is directing the Indigenous performers, and The Wire’s contributor from Ngaarda Media Conrad MacLean asked him about the project.

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