Indigenous Australian musical artist Dr G Yunupingu passed away last week at the age of 46. His aching, poetic, work is musical elation. I can delight in hearing its ethereal beauty, at the same time feel the deficit in understanding of what it is to be Aboriginal in Australia. This is underscored by his early death from a disease which I would have been treated at an early age and managed over a longer life.
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s single, ‘Bapa’, from his critically aclaimed album ‘Gurrumul’, published in 2009