East Journey

Origin: Arnhem Land, N.T, Australia
Years Active: 2010 -
labels: East Journey/MGM
Associated Acts: Yothu Yindi,
• Associated Acts:Gurrumul Yunupingu
Members: Rrawun Murmuru
• Members: PJ White
• Members: Malngay Yunupingu
• Members: Ngalkanbuy Mununggurr
• Members: Arian Pearson
• Members: Ses "Fury" Frank
• Members: Banul Garawirrtja
• Members: Manharrngu Marawili
• Members: Gathapura Mununggurr
Website: www.eastjourney.com.au/

East Journey

East Journey is fast becoming one of the bands to listen to, with reviews in America's Rolling Stone magazine and mainstream newspapers that describe the nine-piece North East Arnhem Land group as "explosive" and "the closest the Northern Territory has to an Indigenous mainstream stadium rock band".

The band, formed in 2010, incorporates a unique fusion of rock, acoustic, traditional yidaki (didg) and bilma (clapsticks), as well as singing in both English and Yolngu Matha. The result? A sound not unlike their major influences Yothu Yindi, blending ballads and rock to produce 'Saltwater Rock'.

East Journey draw on the sounds of Yothu Yindi and, in fact, lead singer Rrawun Maymuru is the grandson of the late Dr Yunupingu and performed with them as a teenager, along with Malngay Yunupingu, who is the East Journey backing vocalist and yidaki player for Yothu Yindi.

The idea for East Journey was a result of the musical talent in Northern East Arnhem Land, and a dream of giving that talent a platform for expression. East Journey released Guwak their first album in April last year, and has received positive reviews for it, assisted by their growing number of live performances at gigs like the NIMAs, AWME and WOMADelaide

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