Wednesday 23 April, 7–9pm
Join us for an unforgettable night with Gurrumul Yunupingu, the multi ARIA award–winning musician from north-east Arnhem Land. Performing with Gurrumul at the Museum will be two contemporary acts, Freshwater and Dewayne Everettsmith.
Doors open at 6pm for FREE entry into our breathtaking exhibition Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists.
Cash bar. Concert starts at 7pm.
Note there is non-allocated seating at the event.
One of Australia's master storytellers, Gurrumul has left audiences across the world spellbound by his captivating voice and presence. A Yolngu man, blind from birth, he sings songs in his language about identity, spirit and his connection with the land.
'Australia's most important voice', Rolling Stone Magazine '
'... surrender to the greatest voice this continent has ever recorded', Sydney Morning Herald
'Gurrumul will change the way you breathe', Brisbane Courier Mail
Freshwater are a band of young Indigenous women who sing in their languages of Yuwaalaraay, Yorta Yorta, Wiradjuri and Gamilaraay. They have toured extensively overseas, including performances in Africa and the Middle East.
Dewayne Everettsmith is an emerging singer-songwriter whose music has been influenced by his Tasmanian heritage and shaped by his troubled early years. He is a uniquely gifted singer described as having 'the soul of Marvin Gaye and the sunny beauty of Johnny Nash' (Sydney Morning Herald, August 2011).