Presenting Yirrmal: Songlines and Stories

Presenting Yirrmal: Songlines and Stories

Marrma’ Rom Two Worlds Foundation presents…

Yirrmal: Songlines and Stories

DATE: Thursday 9th June 2016 at 6.30pm

Event now SOLD OUT

VENUE: St. Joseph’s College
Performing Art Centre
135 Aphrasia St, Newtown

SOLD OUT Silent Auction

Yirrmal is an aspiring songwriter and guitarist with a powerful voice, singing songs in language about life and culture. Yirrmal openly shares his identity, spirit and connection to the land and engages the hearts of those that are lucky enough to hear him.

Join Yirrmal in a night of conversation and song as he shares his strong, traditional Yolngu culture and the stories behind his songs. Young Blood, the title of his debut EP, is a song co-written after a conversation he had with Archie Roach. Yirrmal, the ‘Young Blood’ of the next generation, is carrying a message, sharing a culture and walking in two worlds.

Come along for an exquisite night of entertainment, the chance to purchase some unique Yolngu bark paintings and an opportunity to introduce your family and friends to this amazing young Indigenous man.

Let’s turn Yirrmal’s long-time dream of recording and releasing his music into a reality. By coming along you will be supporting the Marrma’ Rom Two Worlds Foundation with several projects in 2016 that include the release of Yirrmal’s debut EP.

‘Deep Blue Sea’
written and performed by Yirrmal

 

Silent Auction
Yolngu Bark Paintings

 

These unique Yolngu bark paintings will be up for silent auction. Yirrmal will share the story behind each piece, and there will be an opportunity to purchase through a silent auction during the intermission. Listed here is information about each bark painting, a picture of the artwork and information about the artist.

There will also be a raffle on the night with the chance to win a didgeridoo. Yirrmal will explain the story of this particular didgeridoo and play it for everyone on the night. The didgeridoo is made by the master of the ‘yidaki’ (didgeridoo) Djalu’ Gurruwiwi. View didgeridoo details.

If you want any more information before the evening, please feel free to contact us on cam@mrf2worlds.org.au

Auction Items


BARK 1: Milngiyawuy – Milky Way
ARTIST: Naminapu Maymuru-White

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BARK 2: Djulpan – Canoe
ARTIST: Djakanngu Yunupingu

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BARK 3: Larrakitj – Hollow log
ARTIST: Djakanngu Yunupingu

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