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Sunday, July 30, 2017

The beautiful voice of indigenous singer-songwriter is silenced...a very sad loss...tribute post

I have taken this from the Putumayo World Music Facebook page:

We would like to remember the great Aboriginal singer-songwriter, Dr. Yunupingu, who died this week at the age of 46. We have refrained from using his first name and image in respect for Aboriginal traditions. Dr. Yunupingu was born on Elcho Island off the coast of Australia and became a voice for indigenous peoples on the global stage. He was a talented multi-instrumentalist, but his true gifts were his voice and words. His multi-platinum albums recorded in his native tongue of YolÅ‹u and English raised awareness of Aboriginal music, culture and issues around the world.

(this video does not contain any images of deceased people and highlights the colour and beauty of the Australian landscape of which the indigenous people of this country belong)

He was a unique voice in the world; we’ll always enjoy his music and honor his legacy. If you wish to learn about or support the Dr Yunupingu Foundation in support of Aboriginal communities, please follow the link below:


  1. It is pity that after your statement regarding Dr G Yunupingu's first name that it was used at the end in the charity details. I appreciate that it is the charity's name, surely a few well placed dots instead of letters would have sufficed.
    A sad ending the a wonderful tribute.

    1. Thank you for your comment. I have updated links accordingly