Djalu Gurruwiwi

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Djalu Gurruwiwi (born at Milingimbi Mission[1] on Wirriku Island (also known as Jirgarri Island),[2] one of the smaller islands in the Wessel Islands group, Northern Territory, Australia, in about 1930,[2] is a senior member of the Galpu clan, of the Yolngu people. He is an internationally renowned didgeridoo maker and player.[1]

Gurruwiwi is also a respected artist, with his paintings on eucalyptus bark being acquired by numerous important institutions, including the National Gallery of Victoria and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.[citation needed]

Overseas tours and performances[edit]

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  • 2002 Rripangu Yidaki Festival, Eisenbach, Germany
  • 2003 Joshua Tree Festival, USA
  • 2003 Indigenous Peoples Commission cultural visit, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2004 Dubai Sister Cities Forum, United Arab Emirates
  • 2005 Yidaki Festa 2005, Okuhida & Tokyo, Japan
  • 2007 Mulu Music Festival, Mooloolaba, Australia

Partial discography[edit]

  • Waluka: Gurritjiri Gurriwiwi featuring Djalu Gurruwiwi. Traditional music from north-east Arnhem Land, Volume 2. Yothu Yindi Foundation – Contemporary Masters Series, 2001
  • Djalu teaches and plays yidaki (didjeridu). Traditional music from north-east Arnhem Land, Volume 3. Yothu Yindi Foundation – Contemporary Masters Series, 2001
  • Djalu Plays and Teaches Yidaki, Volume 2 (Songs and Stories from the Galpu Clan). Traditional music from north-east Arnhem Land, Volume 6. Yothu Yindi Foundation – Contemporary Masters Series, 2003
  • Diltjimurru: Djalu Gurruwiwi. ON-Records & Djalu Gurruwiwi, 2003
  • Garrimala ga Rangimurru: Djalu Gurruwiwi. ON-Records & Djalu Gurruwiwi, 2006
  • Garrimala ga Warrarra: Djalu Gurruwiwi. ON-Records & Djalu Gurruwiwi, 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Australian, 5 October 2002, "Mr Didgeridoo – Arnhem Land's latest international cult figure – The stringybark kids." by Nicolas Rothwell.
  2. ^ a b "The old man and the sea (and Gotye): the story of 'Australia's only guru'" by Paul Daley, The Guardian, 8 September 2014