Fred Leone @ Warehouse 25: Yirimi Gundir Launch
Fred Leone: Yirimi Gundir - Single Launch Tour
Butchulla Songman Fred Leone introduced his stunning debut single - Yirimi Gundir - to the world in a breathtaking performance at the AFL’s Dreamtime at the ‘G Match in front of a capacity crowd of 100,000 people at the MCG at the end of May this year. Since then, he has been on a whirlwind of local and international touring, most recently doing 29 shows across Europe guesting with and supporting his friend, Xavier Rudd.
This August & September sees the official launch and tour for Yirimi Gundir. The new 7” single will be available online and at all shows, along with other merch! now Fred will be appearing at a limited number of venues for some very special launch parties, film screenings and listening parties for unreleased material.
Yirimi Gundir breaks new ground for Indigenous music both in Australia and worldwide. This story began over 65,000 years ago, with the world’s oldest living culture, the Australian First Nations people, spreading their knowledge and their lessons through a combination of song and dance.
Fast forward to the 21st century and Fred is bringing traditional knowledge to the forefront of contemporary Australian culture. Yirimi Gundir was written by Fred and sung in Butchulla, and the single features both the traditional version of the song along with 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.
Listen to the songs, and find out more at: www.fredleone.com