Mandawuy Yunupingu


Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, educator

  • Primary profession
  • Soundtrack·actor·music department
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Nationality
  • Australian
  • Gender
  • Male
  • Birth date
  • 17 September 1956
  • Place of birth
  • Yirrkala
  • Death date
  • 2013-06-02
  • Death age
  • 57
  • Place of death
  • Yirrkala
  • Knows language
  • English language





Lead singer of popular Australian indigenous band, Yothu Yindi.

Named his popular band Yothu Yindi, because it means Child and Mother in his native tongue, Gumatj.

Brother of Galarrwuy Yunupingu

Uncle of Makuma Yunupingu

Worked with Andrew Farriss , of INXS , to produce the latest Yothu Yindi album.

Was the first Aboriginal to become a Pricipal of a school in Australia.

Named as Australian of the year in 1992.

He had six daughters with his wife, Gatjilayngu.

(March 2003) With his band Yothu Yindi, is supporting Carlos Santana on his tour around Australia.