Monday, October 17, 2011

YouTube Tuesday: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu.

This is a very special presentation for YouTube Tuesday. A gentleman born blind, who creates amazing melodies. Gurrumul draws on his heritage of his Gumatj nation from North East Arnhemland, Northern Territory, Australia, and sings songs that emanate from the depth of his heart, reaching out and touching your soul leaving you rejuvenated and inspired. How does someone create such beautiful songs?  This performance is extraordinary for his ability to draw your emotions to the surface, surround you with peace, and leave you wanting more. I guarantee you will press replay. 

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu


We first heard this singer-songwriter in South Africa, when we were staying at a guesthouse in the Battlefield's area. The housekeeper's daughter who lives in Australia had recently sent his CD across. Gurrumul remains as a backdrop to our Battlefields tour, the peaceful and inspiring qualities of his music contrasting eerily with the history of conflict and death in such a beautiful land. Returning home I sought out some of his music and now appreciate Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu as the greatest indigenous Australian musical performing artist.


Grab a coffee, kick off your shoes, lean back, close your eyes and let this performance envelop you. 


Then share this widely...more people deserve to enjoy him.


More info, songs and lyrics are found here- http://gurrumul.com



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18 comments:

Healing Morning said...

Oh my...Jim thank you so much for sharing this with us! Very beautiful. <3

- Dawn

Jessica Brant said...

Jim,

Very beautiful

xoxox
jessica

Jan said...

Jim, thank you so much for sharing this. Beautiful, serene.

Alpana Jaiswal said...

You made my day..loved it.
my link:http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnetworkedblogs.com%2FoCesa&h=kAQATHSL7AQDOxCw9bukme6fl7DuM8vTDv97xNll-k1oUmw

Corinne Rodrigues said...

I can always be certain of finding some great musical finds here, Jim. Thank you so much...I'll be dipping in for more of Gurrumul!

tbaoo said...

an amazing man with an amazing story and attitude ... well done jim, mine is lurking at http://www.tbaoo.com/2011/10/18/everybody-thinks-he-needs-you-tube-tuesday/

Jim said...

Hi Dawn, I thought Gurrumul would appeal to you.

Hi Jessica, How's this music for calming your nerves?

Hi Jan. He is. I got hooked on him as soon as I heard a few lines he sanfg as we walked into the guesthouse in SA.

Jim said...

Hi Alpana, did you press replay?

Corinne, thanks and how could I not share this amazing voice with you all?

He is amazing, Alan.

JANU said...

Awesome and soulful..thanks.

Jessica M said...

That was beautiful. Went well with my morning coffee...thanks :)

Here's mine:

http://ascendingthehills.blogspot.com/2011/10/youtube-tuesday_17.html

Anna said...

What an amazing voice he has! Thank you Jim for sharing :)

Bongo said...

very pretty wish you had the English translation....As always...XOXOXOO

Leah Griffith said...

This was hauntingly beautiful.

Gladys | ByahengBarok.com said...

Great music for the morning... Very soothing. Nice background as I read on other travel blogs, too! :)

Micamyx|Senyorita said...

Really nice music! We need more good music these days :D

Mary said...

Jim, you have an inborn talent of finding the most unique music I have ever heard. Thank you for sharing :)

lakwatsera de primera said...

Wow, thank you for sharing this Jim, I really enjoyed listening to it, very soothing.

Whitetiger said...

Great, thanks

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