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Today Google Doodle celebrating Mandawuy Yunupingu’s 64th Birthday.Yothu Yindi Treaty Australian musician and educator.
Google showing doodles for musician, educator, and civil rights activist Mandawuy Yunupingu.
Who was Mandawuy Yunupingu ? Google Doodle celebrates birthday of Australian musician and educator
Hello Friends, Today Google showing special doodle on Mandawuy Yunupingu’s 64th Birthday .
Today’s Doodle celebrates musician, educator, and civil rights activist Mandawuy Yunupingu. In addition to starting the internationally acclaimed band Yothu Yindi, whose powerful music spread traditional Indigenous sounds around the world, Yunupingu was the first Indigenous Australian to be appointed a school principal in the country.
Mandawuy Djarrtjuntjun Yunupingu was born Tom Djambayang Bakamana Yunupingu on this day in 1956 in Yirrkala in the Northern Territory. In 1987, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in education from Deakin University, before returning to Yirrkala to teach.
Back home, Yunupingu devoted himself to his band Yothu Yindi, whose name translates to “mother and child” in the language of the Yolngu people. Committed to the concept of balance, the band included both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal musicians and blended traditional Indigenous music with modern rock and pop. Yothu Yindi released its debut album in 1989, the same year that Yunupingu became the principal of the Yirrkala Community School. Echoing his approach to music, he developed an educational philosophy that included both Aboriginal and Western teachings. Yothu Yindi went on to achieve worldwide fame with hits like “Treaty” (1991), which spent 22 weeks on the Australian music charts.
In 1992, Yunupingu was named Australian of the Year for helping to foster a deeper understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.
Happy birthday, Mandawuy Yunupingu, and thank you for sharing your music and principles with the world.
Mandawuy Yunupingu’s 64th Birthday