The late Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu makes history with Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow), which debuts at No. 1 on this week’s ARIA Albums Chart to become the first LP in an indigenous language to lead the national survey.
More than four years in the making, Djarimirri features traditional songs and harmonized chants from his traditional Yolngu life, set to orchestral arrangements. The album, released via Skinnyfish Music / MGM Distribution, was completed just weeks before the ARIA Award-winning artist’s passing in July 2017, following a long battle with ill health.
Djarimirri eclipses the singer and songwriter’s previous three studio albums, which all peaked at No. 3: Gurrumul (in October 2008), Rrakala (April 2011) and The Gospel Album (August 2015).