PROGRESSIVE HOUSE: YOTHU YINDI

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

As a reminder: 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

Yothu Yindi – Treaty Dub

http://www.yothuyindi.com/

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~ by acidted on August 9, 2010.

One Response to “PROGRESSIVE HOUSE: YOTHU YINDI”

  1. […] 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 mix is the […]

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