DATE: Fri, 9 Sep 2016
COST: $25 single / $69 Three show mixed bag
New generation artist Yirrmal Marika, from Yirrkala, has made a refreshing entrance into the music scene. Inspired by his grandfather Dr Yunupingu, and the son of Witiyana Marika of Yothu Yindi, Yirrmal fuses traditional and contemporary arrangements with class and passion. Yirrmal is an aspiring songwriter and guitarist with a beautiful voice, singing songs about his homeland and culture with feeling and depth beyond his years.
Yirrmal has lived in Geelong for the past five years where he has been continuing his education and participating in the Marrma’ Rom Two Worlds Leadership Program. He aims to set an example for Indigenous youth and to be a strong, positive role-model for the young generation. Yirrmal has been working with mentors Neil Murray, Shane Howard AM, Archie Roach OAM and Steve Teakle and should release his debut EP later this year.