Artists in Conversation
Bärra are the West wind travelling from Arnhem Land, they carry both the sacred song lines of Yolngu Elder Djalu Gurruwiwi and the modern voices of his peoples' 60,000 year old culture. Wally De Backer, better known by his musical moniker Gotye has been invited into Yolngu culture through a musical dialogue that transcends the limitations of spoken dialects. The music of this unprecedented collaboration will feature in the upcoming film about Djalu by London-based film-maker Ben Strunin, entitled Baywara(Yolngu for lightning power).
This journey of two cultures uniting in song will be explored with an Artists in Conversation session on the Moreton Bay Stage on the Saturday followed on the Monday by a performance on the Zoo Stage featuring Djalu Gurruwiwi, Gotye and the Arnhem Land musicians, Bärra.