I find it very ironic that a festival dedicated to light, imagery and all things visual and the probably the best thing (for me) is seeing Gurrumul play with the Sydney Symphony in the concert hall at the opera house – a guy who is blind.
This guy can sing, if you have the chance see the live performance do it, if not, buy the CD/tunes and trust me, how he sounds on the CD is only as half as good as he sounds in real life, not many artists can claim that in my books.
"Vivid LIVE presents Gurrumul as you have never seen him before in a world-first collaboration, re-arranging and performing the hits from his ARIA Award-winning, multi-platinum albums in a breathtaking orchestral debut with the Sydney Symphony. From the breakthrough success of his eponymous album and lead singles ‘Bapa’, ‘Djarimirri’ and ‘Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind)’ to his triumphant follow-up Rrakala, audiences will experience one of the nation’s rarest and most angelic voices in an epic new concert of sheer cinematic beauty.
Accompanying the release of his definitive biography Gurrumul: His Life & Music, this Concert Hall spectacle will guide audiences through the masterful songwriter’s life – premiering rare footage and never-before-seen photography from his Yolngu upbringing right through to his international success. Having already melted hearts across the world and armed with a legion of fans that includes Elton John, Björk and Sting, Vivid LIVE has now set the stage for audiences to delve deeper into Gurrumul’s music and spirit in an exhilarating new way."