Christine Anu: Gurrumul His Life & Music, Botanic Garden, Perth


Chugg Entertainment & Mellen Events are delighted to announce that multi-ARIA award-winning Indigenous artist, Gurrumul will perform with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in KingsPark & Botanic Garden on Saturday, 8 March.  His special guests will be Christine Anu and Dewayne Everettsmith.

 This extraordinary musical event will present a live account of Gurrumul’s life, voiced through song, film and the storytelling of his people.

Backed by the classical strength of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO), Gurrumul will perform new works of simplicity and power from his third studio album, alongside re-arranged and reinterpreted music (orchestrated by Erkki Veltheim) from his previous album releases.  Gurrumul and his band will be joined by WASO and multi media narration from clan members of the Northeast Arnhem land.  WASO will be conducted by Iain Grandage.

Declared “Australia’s most important voice” by Rolling Stone magazine and recently named at the top of the Australian Financial Review’s Cultural Power list, this blind-born musician hailing from an island off the north coast of Arnhem land, has produced soulful, resonant songs for over two decades.  From his time with Yothu Yindi to his celebrated solo release, Gurrumul has been an integral part of our nation’s musical landscape, singing gentle songs of wonder that invoke the stories of his people, the Yolgnu, with the powerful spirit of his ancestry.

Affecting and inspiring, ‘Gurrumul – His Life and Music’ is an intimate and unprecedented insight into one of Australia’s most treasured artists.  It had its world premiere at the Sydney Opera House in May to standing ovations and 5-star reviews.

Multi-award winning recording artist, Christine Anu will be Gurrumul’s special performance guest on the evening, as will emerging singer songwriter Dewayne Everettsmith.

Christine is one of Australia’s most successful indigenous performers.  Her illustrious career spans 2 decades including music, theatre, dance, film and television.  She has toured nationally and internationally and has performed at many momentous events, including the Sydney 2000 Olympics Closing Ceremony.

Dewayne has been described as “a uniquely gifted singer with hints of the soul of Marvin Gaye and the sunny beauty of Johhny Nash” (Sydney Morning Herald).

Don’t miss this extraordinary evening of spellbinding talent.



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