Buŋgul

Buŋgul

Created on country in North East Arnhem Land with the Yunupiŋu family, Buŋgul is a ceremonial celebration of Dr G’s final, posthumously released album Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow), one of the transcendent albums of our time.

Experience the traditional songs, dances and paintings that inspired the album in a live performance by Yolŋu dancers, songmen and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra directed by Senior Yolŋu Don Wininba Ganambarr and Nigel Jamieson.

Djarimirri brought together traditional songs and harmonised chants from Gurrumul’s traditional Yolŋu life with hypnotic orchestral compositions. Now, in his honour, his family add a further cultural and immersive visual dimension to this historic work, performing the songlines that have forged their identity and every aspect of their existence since the beginning of time.

After the 6pm performance on 25 January, join the passing Procession as it makes its way to Barangaroo for the beginning of the Vigil at sunset – an opportunity to gather overnight by fireside, hear live music by Archie Roach and spoken word performances, and reflect on the story of modern Australia and the impact of colonisation.

 

Please note, Sydney Symphony Orchestra is not a ticketing agent for this event. This event is hosted by Sydney Festival. For more information, visit the Sydney Festival website.

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