Homeland Movement

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Homeland Movement
YothuYindi HomelandMovement.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1989
GenreAboriginal rock
ProducerLeszek Karski
Yothu Yindi chronology
Homeland Movement
Tribal Voice
Singles from Homeland Movement
  1. "Mainstream"
    Released: March 1989
  2. "Djäpana"
    Released: August 1989

Homeland Movement is the debut studio album by Australian rock band Yothu Yindi that was released in April 1989 on the Mushroom Records label. The album peaked at number 59 on the ARIA Chart in 1992.

Background and release[edit]

Following a tour of Australia and North America in late 1988, supporting Midnight Oil, the band signed with Mushroom Records and spent a day in Sydney recording a demo tape. Mushroom Records released the demo as the band's debut album.[1]

One side of the album comprised punchy politicised rock songs, such as "Mainstream", whilst the other side concentrated on traditionally based songs like "Djapana (Sunset Dreaming)", written by former teacher Mandawuy Yunupingu.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mainstream" (Bakamana Yunupingu)
  2. "Yolngu Woman" (Yunupingu)
  3. "Homeland Movement" (Yunupingu)
  4. "Yolngu Boy" (Yunupingu)
  5. "Djäpana" (Yunupingu)
  6. "Gamadala" (Traditional song, arranged by Witiyana Marika, Milkayngu Mununggurr, Yunupingu)
  7. "Garrtjambal" (Traditional song, arranged by Marika, Mununggurr, Yunupingu)
  8. "Mambulmambul" (Traditional song, arranged by Marika, Mununggurr, Yunupingu)
  9. "Gudurrku" (Traditional song, arranged by Marika, Mununggurr, Yunupingu)
  10. "Barrwula" (Traditional song, arranged by Marika, Mununggurr, Yunupingu)
  11. "Gunmarra" (Traditional song, arranged by Marika, Mununggurr, Yunupingu)
  12. "Luku-Wangawuy Manikay" (1788) (Djenarra Galarrwuy)


Chart (1989/92) Position
Australia (ARIA) 59[3]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Catalogue
Australia April 1989 LP, CD, Cassette Mushroom Records D38959



  1. ^ Nimmervoll, Ed. "Yothu Yindi". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  2. ^ Scott-Maxwell, Aline; Whiteoak, John, eds. (2003). Currency companion to music and dance in Australia. Currency House Inc. p. 539.
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.