Music Video: Djapana - Sunset Dreaming by Yothu Yindi

Music Video: Djapana - Sunset Dreaming by Yothu Yindi.

Yothu Yindi (Yolngu for "child and mother") are an Australian band with Aboriginal and balanda (non-Aboriginal) members formed in 1986. Aboriginal members come from Yolngu homelands near Yirrkala on the Gove Peninsula in Northern Territory's Arnhem Land.

The band combines aspects of both musical cultures, their sound varies from traditional Aboriginal songs to modern pop and rock songs, where they blend the typical instruments associated with pop/rock bands, such as guitars and drums, with the traditional yidaki and bilma. Yothu Yindi's most widely known song Treaty peaked at #11 on the ARIA singles charts in 1991 and the related album Tribal Voice peaked at #4 on the ARIA albums charts. The second single from Tribal Voice was "Djäpana (Sunset Dreaming)" which peaked at #13 in 1992.

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was a member of the band.


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