That’s part of the reason it was so tragic that he died such a young man last year. But, amidst the grief that will probably never go away, we should be thankful for the beautiful music he did deliver in his time with us.
He may no longer be here, but his voice will be with us forever. A voice so beautiful, so powerful and so important to our understanding of who we are as Australians.
From his work with Yothu Yindi, Saltwater Band and his internationally revered solo career, we’re putting together just some of the many highlights of Gurrumul’s esteemed career for a very special episode of The J Files.
Join Gemma Pike for the Gurrumul J Files. Thursday 12 July from 8pm on Double J.
And scroll down to read some of our finest artists paying tribute to this inspiring figure in Australian music.