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Yothu Yindi

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Biography

Yothu Yindi (Yolngu for mother and child) is an Australian band with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal members. The Aboriginal members come from near Yirrkala on the Gove Peninsula in the Northern Territory's Arnhem Land. The band tries to combine aspects of both musical cultures. Their sound varies from traditional Aboriginal songs which are literally thousands of years old to modern pop and rock songs. In almost all their songs they try to blend the typical instruments that are associated with pop/rock bands, such as guitars and drums, with the traditional didgeridoo and clapsticks. They also adapted traditional dance to accompany their music. In a broader sense they promote the need for mutual respect and understanding in the coming together of different cultures. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1.  
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    Well I heard it on the radio and I saw it on the television,
    Back in nineteen eighty-eight, all those talking politicians.
    Words are easy, words are cheap, much cheaper than our priceless land.
    But promises can disappear just like writing in the sand.
    Treaty yeah, treaty now,
    Treaty  -  17,705 plays
  2.  
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    I've been looking for you
    Searching for something new
    You keep my feet on the ground
    As you make my world turn around
    Keep sending me signals
    World turning  -  7,690 plays
  3. Tribal Voice  -  7,477 plays
  4. Gapu  -  4,270 plays
  5.  
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    Reflection in the water I see
    Six pretty girls on my mind today
    Yellow foam floating down the river
    Voices I hear of Yolngu heroes
    Go go go go living in the mainstream
    Mainstream  -  4,622 plays
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