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Yunupingu, Geoffrey Gurrumul, 1971-2017

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Personal name headingYunupingu, Geoffrey Gurrumul, 1971-2017
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Variant(s)Gurrumul, 1971-2017
Yunupingu, Gurrumul, 1971-2017
Yunupingu, G., 1971-2017
Associated countryAustralia
Birth date1971-01-22
Death date2017-07-25
Place of birthGaliwin'ku (N.T.)
Elcho Island (N.T.)
Place of deathDarwin (N.T.)
Profession or occupationSingers Drummers (Musicians) Keyboard players Guitarists
Didjeridu player
Found inHis Gurrumul, p2010: insert (Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu)
Wikipedia, Sept. 23, 2010 (Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu; b. 1970, Galiwin'ku (Elcho Island); Indigenous Australian musician, from the Gumatj clan of the Yolngu; sings in the Yolngu language; plays drums, keyboards, guitar, and didgeridoo)
Hillman, Robert. Gurrumul, c2013: t.p. (Gurrumul) page viii (Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu) page xvi (sings in Gälpu and other Australian indigenous languages) page xix (of Elcho Island)
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu WWW site, November 14, 2013 (Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu; Gurrumul)
All music guide WWW site, November 14, 2013 (Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu; Gurrumul Yunupingu; born 1970, Elcho Island, Australia)
New York times WWW site, viewed July 26, 2017 (Dr. G. Yunupingu; Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu; b. Jan. 22, 1971; grew up in Galiwin'ku, a settlement on Elcho Island off the north coast of Australia; d. Tuesday [July 25, 2017], Darwin, aged 46; Aboriginal Australian singer whose soulful voice and prodigious guitar playing took him from the remote island of his birth to concert halls around the world and to performances for Queen Elizabeth and Barack Obama; to honor a cultural taboo among Aborigines from northern Australia, following his death many supporters and much of the Australian news media have refrained from publishing photos of his face or using his given names, referring to him instead as Dr. G. Yunupingu (he was awarded an honorary doctorate of music by the University of Sydney in 2012))
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