Musicians

Yothu Yindi

Origin
Australia
Genre/styles
Rock
About

"Yothu Yindi" is Yolngu for "child and mother".

Discography

Album formats explained Explain formats

  • 10": 10 inch vinyl records were played at 45 or 33 1/3 rounds per minute (rpm). The former could hold 9, the latter 12 minutes of music per side.
  • 7": 7 inch records (often referred to as 45s) were played at 45 rpm or 33 1/3 rpm, with about 4:30 or 6 minutes of music per side.
  • LP: Long play, is a vinyl record played at ​33 1⁄3 rpm with a 12 or 10-inch diameter.
  • EP: Extended play, are vinyl records that allowed two or even three songs on each side.

Homeland Movement

Released
1988
Tracks
  1. Mainstream
  2. Yolngu Woman
  3. Homeland Movement
  4. Djapana: Sunset Dreaming
  5. Gamadala (Red Kangaroo Escarpment)
  6. Garrtjambal (Red Kangaroo)
  7. Mambulmambul (Red Kangaroo Meat)
  8. Gudurrku (Brolga)
  9. Barrwula, Part 1 (Sacred Waterhole)
  10. Barrwula, Part 2
  11. Barrwula, Part 3
  12. Gunmarra, Sequence 1 (Anchovy)
  13. Gunmarra, Sequence 2
  14. Luku-Wangawuy Manikay, 1788

Djapana (7")

Yothu Yindi - Djapana (7")
Released
1989
Tracks
  1. Djapana (Sunset Dreaming)
  2. Gunumurra (Sequence 1)
  3. Gunumurra (Sequence 2)

Mainstream (7")

Yothu Yindi - Mainstream (7")
Released
1989
Tracks
  1. Mainstream
  2. Guddurrku

Treaty (12", Filthy Lucre Remix)

Yothu Yindi - Treaty (12", Filthy Lucre Remix)
Released
1991
Tracks

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Tribal Voice

Released
1991
Tracks
  1. Gapu (Water)
  2. Treaty
  3. My Kind of Life
  4. Maralitja (Crocodile Man)
  5. Dhum Dhum (Bush Wallaby)
  6. Tribal Voice
  7. Dharpa (Tree)
  8. Yinydjapana (Dolphin)
  9. Matjala (Driftwood)
  10. Hope
  11. Gapirri (Stingray)
  12. Beyarrmak (Comic)
  13. Treaty (Radio Mix)

Treaty (7")

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Released
1991
Tracks
  1. Treaty
  2. Yolngu Boy

Djapan

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Released
1992
Tracks

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Treaty (7", William Orbit Remix)

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Released
1992
Tracks

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Treaty (7")

Released
1992
Tracks

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Djapana (7")

Released
1992
Tracks
  1. Djapana (Sunset Dreaming, Gapirri Mix)
  2. Dhum Dhum (Bush Wallaby)
  3. Djapana (Sunset Dreaming)

Tribal Voice

Released
1992
Tracks
  1. Gapu (Water)
  2. Treaty
  3. My Kind of Life
  4. Maralitja (Crocodile Man)
  5. Dhum Dhum (Bush Wallaby)
  6. Tribal Voice
  7. Dharpa (Tree)
  8. Yinydjapana (Dolphin)
  9. Mainstream
  10. Djapana (Sunset Dreaming)
  11. Djapana (Sunset Dreaming, Radio Mix)
  12. Matjala (Driftwood)
  13. Hope
  14. Gapirri (Stingray)
  15. Biyarrmak (Comic)
  16. Treaty (Radio Mix)

Tribal Voice (7", K-Class Club Mix)

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Released
1992
Tracks
  1. Tribal Voice
  2. Treaty (K-Class Club Mix)
  3. Djapana (Sunset Dreaming, Octopus Mix)

Gapu

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Released
1993
Tracks

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World Turning (7")

Yothu Yindi - World Turning (7")
Released
1993
Tracks
  1. World Turning (Rawak Mix)
  2. World Turning (Another Pond Mix)
  3. Gapu (Vibe Mix)
  4. Wilawila
  5. World Turning (Djana Mix)

Treaty (12", Sure Is Pure + Stuart Chrichton Remixes)

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Released
1994
Tracks

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Dots on the Shells (7")

Yothu Yindi - Dots on the Shells (7")
Released
1994
Tracks

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Timeless Land (7")

Yothu Yindi - Timeless Land (7")
Released
1994
Tracks
  1. Timeless Land
  2. Timeless Land - Bengga Club Mix
  3. Timeless Land - Galala Dub

Freedom

Released
1994
Tracks
  1. Timeless Land
  2. World of Innocence
  3. Freedom
  4. Baywara
  5. Ngerrk (Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo)
  6. Back to Culture
  7. World Turning
  8. Mabo
  9. Milika (Diamond Fish)
  10. Danggultji (Brolga)
  11. Gunitjpirr Man
  12. Yolngu Boy
  13. Dots on the Shells
  14. Our Generation
  15. Gany'tjurr (White-Faced Heron)
  16. Gapu (Water), Tidal Mix

Timeless Land (12")

Yothu Yindi - Timeless Land (12")
Released
1994
Tracks
  1. Timeless Land - Vocal Mix
  2. Timeless Land - Dub Mix

Superhighway (7")

Yothu Yindi - Superhighway (7")
Released
1996
Tracks

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Birrkuta: Wild Honey

Released
1996
Tracks
  1. Tears for Law: Garrathiya Run
  2. Yolngu Woman
  3. Ngarrpiya (Octopus)
  4. Superhighway
  5. Bapang (Driftwood)
  6. Djatpa (Fun Song)
  7. Timor
  8. Matter of Choice
  9. Stop That
  10. Lorrpu (Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo)
  11. Spirit of Peace
  12. Yirrmala (Bayini Hull)
  13. Honey: Birrkuta
  14. Cora
  15. Mice and Men

One Blood

Released
1999
Tracks
  1. Laykarrambu (Male Red Kangaroo)
  2. One Blood
  3. Mainstream
  4. World Turning
  5. Baywara
  6. Dots on the Shells
  7. Rrama (Yellow-Red Sunset Clouds)
  8. Djapana: Sunset Dreaming
  9. Written on a Bark
  10. Tribal Voice
  11. Seven Sisters
  12. Mingaminga (Cycad-Nut Bread)
  13. Tears for Law: Garrathiya Run
  14. Baru (Saltwater Crocodile)
  15. Belief on the Future
  16. Nyinganyinga (Anchovy)
  17. Our Land
  18. Yarryurru (Red Kangaroo Spear)
  19. Treaty '98

Community Life

Released
September 2000
Tracks

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Garma

Released
12 September 2000
Tracks
  1. Macassan Crew
  2. Fire
  3. Surfing the Log
  4. Community Life
  5. Bush
  6. Ghost Spirits
  7. Romance at Garma
  8. Good Medicine
  9. Calling Every Nation
  10. Wirrku Girl (Nyapililngu)
  11. Lonely Tree
  12. Gone is the Land
  13. Silver Owl
  14. Guwalny (Squid): Silver Light

Treaty (12")

Yothu Yindi - Treaty (12")
Released
November 2000
Tracks
  1. Treaty - Dario G Remix (Vocal)
  2. Treaty - Peace Division Remix (Vocal)

Healing Stone - The Best Of Yothu Yindi

Released
30 November 2012
Tracks
  1. Treaty (Radio Mix)
  2. Djapana (Radio Mix)
  3. Tribal Voice
  4. Mainstream
  5. Timeless Land
  6. Macassan Crew
  7. Djatpa
  8. Yirrmala
  9. One Blood
  10. Baywara
  11. Dots on the Shells
  12. Maralitja
  13. World Turning
  14. Superhighway
  15. Tears For Law (Garrathiya Run)
  16. Yolngu Boy
  17. Healing Stone
Notes

The album also includes a DVD containing many of the band’s music videos, plus their celebrated documentary, ‘Tribal Voice’.


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Korff, J 2019, Yothu Yindi, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/music/yothu-yindi>, retrieved 19 April 2019

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