This week we check out three new books celebrating the life and music of Australian indigenous musicians.
Gurrumul – His Life and Music by Robert Hillman is a beautifully presented volume celebrating Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu . His story is one of the most inspiring musical tales of recent times.
Butcher Paper, Texta, Black Board and Chalk is the culmination of 15 years work by the late Ruby Hunter, singer song-writer and partner of Archie Roach. It’s an illustrated children’s song book – many of the songs were written in song writing and music workshops held by Ruby and Archie with children from across Cape York Peninsula.
And Steady Steady is the biography of Torres Strait music legend Seaman Dan.
Bapu – Gurrumul from the book CD Gurrumul – His Life & Music
Baba Waiar – Seaman Dan & the Cairns Gondwana Indigenous Childrens Choir from the book CD Still On Deck
Gungalaira – Archie Roach from the 2002 CD The Tracker
Torres Strait Hula – Seaman Dan from Still On Deck