|Gurrumul adopts India as a new recording destination|
|Wednesday, 31 October 2012 05:36|
Gurrumul and didgeridoo virtuoso Mark Atkins performed alongside Indian sitarist Anoushka Shankar at an Australian cultural festival in India last week launched by Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Michael Hohnen who travelled and performed with Gurrumul was amazed at his response to his first trip to the sub-continent. “He loves India, we have never known him to be so excited about another country. He insisted on wearing full Indian dress for his performance and he joined me in a traditional 'Namaste" greeting at the beginning and end of the show. He has now spoken to us about travelling back to record in this environment that he felt was very similar to his home of Galiwin'ku in Northern Australia, and asked about recording new material in India in the future. Gurrumul loves the shehnai, an instrument full of traditional character and expression that was highlighted in Anoushka's band during our concert."
For a detailed story of the India journey and beautiful photos, go to Simon de Trey-White’s blog “A Delhi Photographer’s Blog”