Musicians

Saltwater Band

Origin
Gumatj people, Elcho Island, North East Arnhem Land, Australia
Genre/styles
Pop | Reggae | Rock
About

Band members: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu (former member of Yothu Yindi), Manuel Nulupani Dhurrkay (lead singer) and six others.

Saltwater Band sing in Yolngu Matha and English.

Saltwater Band
Saltwater Band

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.

Gapu Damurrun

Released
1 January 1998
Tracks
  1. Saltwater Music
  2. Gopuru
  3. Arafura Sea
  4. Ya Yawirrin
  5. Baru
  6. Yanguna
  7. Bakitju
  8. Gela Boy
  9. Djomula
  10. Galuku
  11. Gurrumul History
  12. Bangadi
Notes

This is Saltwater Band's debut album.


Djarridjarri (Blue Flag)

Released
2004
Tracks
  1. Djilawurr (Orange Footed Scrub Fowl)
  2. Djarridjarri - Blue Flag
  3. Mala Rrakala
  4. Munurru
  5. Warwu (Grieving)
  6. Elcho Island Boys
  7. Galupa
  8. Reggae Music
  9. Colour Of Our Flag
  10. Bapa (Father)
  11. Let's Work Together
  12. Wata (Healing Wind)

Malk

Released
10 September 2010
Tracks
  1. Martjanba
  2. Malk (feat Natalie Pa'apa'a (Blue King Brown))
  3. Compass
  4. Marwurrumburr
  5. Djilawurr
  6. Gapu Gapu (short)
  7. Yolgnu Island Dancer
  8. Bolu
  9. Baywara
  10. Gapu Gapu (long)
  11. Galiku
  12. Martjanba Strings
  13. Wirrpangu
  14. Malk (Our Skin Remix)

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Harvard citation

Korff, J 2018, Saltwater Band, <https://creativespirits.info/resources/music/saltwater-band>, retrieved 22 November 2019

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