Sometimes a musical revolution can explode from the most unlikely of places, as ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Yothu Yindi have proven time and time again.
Over multiple decades, Yothu Yindi have continued to break boundaries with hit albums and singles including Treaty, Djapana (Sunset Dreaming), Tribal Voice, Timeless Land, World Turning and more.
They’ve been nominated for 12 ARIA Awards and won eight, and in 2012 they were inducted alongside the greats of Australian music into the ARIA Hall of Fame.
Despite losing Mandawuy Yunupingi in 2013, Yothu Yindi carries his legacy proudly, with talented new frontman Yirringa Yunupingu walking tall in his uncle’s footsteps. There is only a small pool of people with the right lineage, voice, traditional knowledge and skills to take centre stage with Yothu Yindi, approved and acknowledged by tribal elders.
Yothu Yindi have toured the globe, captivating audiences across the US, Europe, South America, Africa and the Pacific, performing alongside Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly, Neil Young and Santana, and under the auspices of the Fred Hollows Foundation in Soweto, Johannesburg.
The band have also featured at high-profile global events such as the Sydney 2000 Summer Paralympics Opening Ceremony, and the 2018 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony on the Gold Coast.