Thursday, October 30

Some days....

...it's all about the music and today is one of those days.

I've been listening to a current favourite, (Geoffrey) Gurumul Yunupingu. Gurumul is an aboriginal singer, blind since birth, who is taking the world by storm. If you haven't heard him do yourself a favour and listen now......trust me, you won't regret it.

His music is available on Australian iTunes, but I'm not sure you can get it on the international ones yet. If not go to Skinny Fish Music and order today (no I don't get a commission, I'm just a believer). Go on, I'll wait.......

If the name Yunupingu is familar to you it may be that you remember this..... Mandawuy is his uncle (or cousin - they're related in some way).

I've also been enjoying this.....

I don't have this particular version in my collection but it's the same music, different artists. Love it.

For something completely different this is another favourite of mine (and this should be evidence of the eclectic nature of my musical taste). More indigenous music, this time from a rap band called Local Knowledge - this song is 'Blackfellas' - very poor quality sound on this video - sorry. oh and it's worth waiting until the end to see some Aboriginal singing and dancing.

To keep the musical theme going, tonight we are going to see Hannah play the piano in a school performance. She only started learning this year but she loves it and her practicing has only made my ears bleed once or twice. There will be photos.

4 comments:

Dave said...

'Taking the world by storm'. Erm, not this part of Norfolk, it seems.

I'm not sure we want photos of your bleeding ears.

Caitlin said...

No I'm pretty sure he hasn't done a tour of Norfolk, it's bound to be on the agenda though.

Why no photos? The bleeding ears are the best bit.

solsticedreamer said...

ohhhh you have one of my favourite songs and a clip of my favourite film!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am a total 'Master and Commander' freak :)

Caitlin said...

Yes I know you like it because it's playing as I take my morning stroll on your blog every morning :-)

Wonderful isn't it?