FRED LEONE: Yirimi Gundir - Single Launch Tour with DJ D & MC MUNK
Fred Leone is one of the Butchulla Songmen with Aboriginal, Tongan and South-Sea Islander roots. He comes from the Garrwa and Butchulla tribes. Fred’s role as a Songman sees him as one of the custodians of traditional Butchulla songs and one of a handful of keepers and custodians of their language.
Fred blends his love of hip-hop rhyming and his singularly unique vocal style with his adeptness at playing traditional instruments in a modern context to create an utterly new and unique sound. He’s known for his abilities to transcend genre and form whilst bringing the true integrity of his life’s calling as a Songman to the forefront all that he touches.
First introduced to the world in a breathtaking performance at the AFL’s Dreamtime at the ‘G Match, Fred will be officially launching his stunning debut single - Yirimi Gundir - live on the Golden Stage.
Written by Fred and sung in Butchulla, the Yirimi Gundir single features both the traditional version of the song and a powerful remix by his friend and musical accomplice, Trials. Releasing both the original traditional version, and the remix at the same time is a statement; that you cannot truly understand the present without acknowledging the past. Only by listening to both tracks will you understand the trajectory of this piece.
Fred will be joined on the night by DJ D and MC MUNK.
Fred Leone performs after a special feature-length presentation of [Wunungu Awara animated shorts](https://www.ourgoldenage.com.au/film/wunungu-awara) in the cinema. Ticketed separately.
Doors open at 8:00pm, performance starts at 10pm sharp
Free entry, all events 18+