Gospel From Elcho Island

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Tuesday 16th June 2015

Renowned Australian singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu releases gospel set

RENOWNED record producer Quincy Jones spoke recently about the singing on 'The Gospel Album' by blind Australian artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, calling it "one of the most unusual and emotional and musical voices I've ever heard." The inspiration for this 10-song album was Gurrumul's mother and aunts, who brought Gurrumul up with songs and lullabies from the church at Elcho Island. 'The Gospel Album' is a re-imagining of the spiritual songs that came to north-east Arnhem Land via Christian missionaries. The project was produced by Skinnyfish Music's Michael Hohnen and is released on 31st July. CR

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