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Sat 7 Sep

Yirinda — Wurgu

Presented by Brisbane Festival and The University of Queensland

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Yirinda — Wurgu

Breathing new life into storytelling.

Celebrated group Yirinda featuring revered Butchulla songman Fred Leone alongside musical polymath Samuel James Pankhurst premiere Wurgu, or 'East Wind' in Butchulla, a new commission specifically for University of Queensland’s iconic Mayne Hall pipe organ. 

Situated in the University of Queensland Art Museum, this towering instrument is a dramatic stage for Yirinda’s unique blend of contemporary orchestration with the ancient ceaseless language storytelling and culture of the Butchulla nation. 

Wurgu is an exclusive one-day-only performance that will breathe new life into this historic instrument.  


Duration

Approx. 1 hour

Where

UQ Art Museum

James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre Building, , University Dr, St Lucia QLD 4067, St Lucia

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An extinct language has been reborn in song. Expect goosebumps. Yirinda’s mix of traditional songs and contemporary music brings an ancient language to new listeners

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Otherworldly contemporary Australian music. Propels the stories of the world’s oldest living culture through the present and into the future.

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How to get there

UQ Art Museum

James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre Building, , University Dr, St Lucia QLD 4067, St Lucia

Getting there

Yirinda — Wurgu

Sat 7 Sep

Register Interest

Brisbane Festival expresses deep respect to and acknowledges the First People of this Country.