Portrait of Yirinda, Photo: Thomas Calder

Yirinda: Wurgu
Sat 7 Sep, UQ Art Museum (Times TBC)

Celebrated group Yirinda – featuring revered Butchulla songman Fred Leone alongside musical polymath Samuel James Pankhurst – premiere Wurgu, or “East Wind” in Butchulla, a new commission specifically for UQ’s iconic Mayne Hall pipe organ.

Situated in UQ Art Museum, this towering instrument is a dramatic stage for Yirinda’s unique blend of contemporary orchestration with the ancient, ceaseless language, storytelling and culture of the Butchulla nation. Wurgu is an exclusive one-day-only performance that will breathe new life into this historic instrument.

Wurgu by Yirinda is part of the Brisbane Festival 2024 program and will include two performances.

Tickets on sale August 2024.
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Presented by Brisbane Festival and The University of Queensland.