Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu European tour dates: OCTOBER: 19 – Germany, Hamburg, Fabrik / 21 – Germany, Berlin, Universität der Künste / 26 – Switzerland, Zurich, Festsaal, Kaufleuten Festsaal / 28 – Germany, Stuttgart, Theaterhaus 2 / 30 – Germany, Cologne, Theatre Am Tanzbrunnen. NOVEMBER: 2 – Holland, Amsterdam, Di Duif / 4 – Belgium, Brussels, The Flagey / 8 – United Kingdom, London, Shepherds Bush Empire / 11 – France, Paris, New Morning / 14 – Ireland, Dublin, The Academy Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu is the world music star of this year whose debut solo album of soulful Aboriginal folk music has sold 30,000 in the UK since its releases in May 2009.
‘Aboriginal soul’ has 2 tracks Gurrumul sings on (with the Saltwater Band) as well as other members of the new school of 21st century Aboriginal soul & folk music plus classics from the masters who influenced the new generation.
Legendary Aboriginal performers Mark A Hunter, Ruby Hunter & Archie Roach all contribute a track and the next generation of Aboriginal artists such as Wildflower, Shellie Morris & Dan Sultan also feature who proudly mix their Aboriginal heritage with contemporary influences such as rock, soul and electronics.
‘Aboriginal Soul’ features many tracks from Australia’s leading contemporary indigenous label Skinnyfish – the label who first introduced Gurrumul to the world.