Y IS FOR YOTHU YINDI

Yolngu (Aboriginal) musicians adopted by progressive house in the early 1990s. William Orbit and Leftfield provided mixes.

From sleeve notes to 1992 single: Yothu Yindi (Pronounced yo-‘thoo YIN’dee and meaning Child & Mother) are predominantly Yolngu (Aboriginal) band of traditional and contemporary musicians from the remote coastal communities of Northeast Arnhem Land in Australia. They have shared their groundbreaking blend on contemporary rock and indigenous Aboriginal music with audiences throughout the world over the past six years and were the first Aboriginal band to earn a place in the Australian national Top 10 in 1991 [with single “Treaty”]. Yothu Yindi are committed to the idea of perserving the sanctity of their centuries old culture and at the same time preach tolerance and cooperation between cultures “we always want to have balance in our music between Yolngu Aboriginal things and the other. Western contemporary things, so that the two correspond and appreciate one another. We try to create a fusion, an interface from the modern to the traditional, from present to past.” says lead singer Mandawuy Yunupingu

From the 1992 and 2002 releases of “Treaty” plus a Leftfield remix:

Yothu Yindi – Treaty (The Filthy Lucre Mix)  

Yothu Yindi – Treaty (Djulpan/Seven Sisters Mix) By William Orbit  

Yothu Yindi – Treaty (Peace Division Remix)  

Yothu Yindi – Timeless Land (Leftfield Remix)

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~ by acidted on February 3, 2010.

3 Responses to “Y IS FOR YOTHU YINDI”

  1. […] From 1991, a mix of Yothu Yindi’s classic “Treaty” which I didn’t cover last time. Still sounds fresh […]

  2. […] had versions of Yothu Yindi’s “Treaty” here before – at least twice (here and here). But it is back again. This time with mixes by K-Klass from a 1992 promo. The Stripped […]

  3. […] more on Yolngu aboriginal band Yothu Yindi from a previous post here and on Leftfield here. Timeless Land was one of the follow-ups to 1992′s Treaty, coming out […]

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