Topic: yothu-yindi

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    May 13, 2016 Aussie protest music, from Midnight Oil to Briggs and Yothu Yindi

    Last week, iconic Australian band Midnight Oil announced they would be reforming for a world tour in 2017. It’s the first shows for the band since 2002 and when the announcement dropped online, it sent fans into a frenzy.

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    November 25, 2014 Young Aboriginal artists drumming to a different beat

    When Yothu Yindi sang about a “Treaty” in 1991, its popularity seemed to change the landscape of contemporary Australian music. The significance wasn’t just about its sound, it was about its message; music fans young and old – and notably of all colours – were singing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues that mattered. […]