Gurrumul Yunupingu, Geoffrey - Bapa
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu's single, 'Bapa', from the album 'Gurrumul'.
Geoffrey first learned to make music when his mother and aunts arranged empty tin cans on the beach for him to hit with sticks. Then he was given a toy piano accordion, capable of playing 12 notes, by his parents, and his uncle gave him a guitar, strung for a right-handed player. Yunupingu was left-handed so he flipped it over, a style he never altered throughout his career.
He never learned braille but was naturally skilful as a musician, playing the guitar, keyboards and drums, and he soon became celebrated far beyond Elcho Island.
The source of the experienceGurrumul Yunupingu, Geoffrey
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBeing left handed
Believing in the spiritual world
Blindness, macular degeneration and other sight impairment
Squash the big I am