Monday, June 3, 2013

Australian Aboriginal Leader and Musician Mandwuy Yunupingu Passes Away

Sad day for Australian Music and culture ... former lead singer Mandwuy Yunupingu of the Aboriginal band "Yothu Yindi" passed away from kidney disease

Yothu Yindi & Mandwuy helped to bring the plight of indigenous Australians to mainstream consciousness. This eventually lead to a formal apology by the Australian Government in 2008 for the mistreatment of Indigenous peoples by successive Parliaments, governments (state and federal) and communities prior to that time.

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