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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu And Delta Goodrem Perform Bayini: 'The Voice' Australia

This could be the most beautiful song I have seen and heard on 'The Voice' Australia... ever.

The duet last night - the song was called 'Bayini' - sung by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and Delta Goodrem was sublime, haunting, beautiful.


The song was performed to mark Reconciliation Week, and I thought it was a fitting and incredibly moving tribute.

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu is an exceptional human being with an incredible talent. Born blind, he have never learned Braille, and goes through life unassisted (no guide dog or cane). He speaks only a few words of English, although he sings stories of his land in both languages (Gälpu, Gumatj or Djambarrpuynu, all Yolŋu Matha) and English. He was formerly with ARIA award winning band Yothu Yindi, and he is now with Saltwater Band.

He plays drums, keyboards, guitar and didgeridoo, but it's his singing voice that is pure heaven, and has critics raving. He is in Sydney now performing at the Vivid Sydney festival.

UPDATED: this ethereal, beautiful song is now available on i-Tunes. Click here to buy.

Money from each sale of the single will be donated to the wonderful work of the Gurrumul Yunupingu Foundation.

Josie's Juice Blog Copyright 2013

Photo: The Voice Australia

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