Yothu Yindi

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Yothu Yindi
Origin Yolngu homelands, Northern Territory, Australia
Genres Indigenous music/rock
Years active 1986–current
Labels Mushroom, Hollywood
Associated acts Swamp Jockeys
Website www.yothuyindi.com
Members
Mandawuy Yunupingu
Stuart Kellaway
Ben Hakalitz
Cal Williams
Gapanbulu Yunupingu
Past members
see members list below

Yothu Yindi was the first major indigenous band in Australia. They released many hits and albums such as "One Blood", "Treaty", "Garma", "Homeland Movement" and "Birrkuda". The name Yothu Yindi translates from 'yolngo matha' to English as "child and mother". This term refers to the connection the tribe has to their land.

Achievements[change | edit source]

Some of their achievements include spending 22 weeks in the national charts for their single "Treaty", the prime minister Paul Keating awarded them with $30000.

Mandawuy Yunupingu[change | edit source]

Mandawuy is a crocodile man and also lead singer and song writer with the band Yothu Yindi. He is very kind and inspirational as well as he is strongly Aboriginal. His brother won The Australian of the Year.