The last album of Australia’s highest selling Indigenous musician, the late Dr Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, will be released next month just ahead of a documentary about his remarkable life. Both the album Djarimirri and the film Gurrumul had been meant to be released in Dr Yunupingu’s lifetime, but his death in July, aged just 46, prompted family, friends and his record label to complete the projects in his absence.
Dr Yunupingu passed away in November 2017. He suffered years of ill health, having contracted hepatitis B as a child, leaving him with liver and kidney disease. His family gave permission for his name and image to be used publicly so that his legacy lives on.