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Saltwater Band

Saltwater Band

Saltwater Band


Saltwater Band are an Indigenous Roots band from Galiwin'ku on Elcho Island, around 560 kilometres from Darwin. The members are Yolngu and they sing mostly in Yolngu languages. Their songs are a mixture of traditional songs and reggae/ska influenced pop. One member of the band was Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, a past member of Yothu Yindi and close relative of Mandawuy Yunupingu of Yothu Yindi. Saltwater Band's first cd Gapu Damurrun, sold more than 10,000 copies, a then record for an independent Northern Territory act. Read more on Last.fm
Saltwater Band are an Indigenous Roots band from Galiwin'ku on Elcho Island, around 560 kilometres from Darwin. The members are Yolngu and they sing mostly in Yolngu languages. Their songs are a mixture of traditional songs and reggae/ska influenced pop. One member of the band was Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, a past member of Yothu Yindi and close relative of Mandawuy Yunupingu of Yothu Yindi. Saltwater Band's first cd Gapu Damurrun, sold more than 10,000 copies, a then record for an independent Northern Territory act.

Their album Djarridjarri was nominated for the 2004 Best World Music Album Aria Award. The album also received a Deadly Award for Album Release of the Year. The APRA Awards are presented annually from 1982 by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), "honouring composers and songwriters". YearNominee/workAwardResult 2012"Compass" (Charlie Yunupingu, David Yunupingu)Blues & Roots Work of the YearNominated Discography Gapu Damurrun (1999) Djarridjarri (2004) Malk (2009) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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