Indigenous singer-songwriter Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu has scored a US release for his platinum-selling debut album.
The self-titled record by the blind singer from Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory picked up a string of awards following its release in 2008, including an ARIA for best independent album.
It will be released in the US on the Dramatico label in June.
Yunupingu will also go on a promotional concert tour taking in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Toronto, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
“We’re very proud to partner with [Australian label] Skinnyfish and enthusiastically join the journey to make Gurrumul a global artist,” said Josh Zieman, Dramatico’s president of US operations.
A former Yothu Yindi and Saltwater Band member, Yunupingu sings almost exclusively in his Indigenous Yolngu language.