Yothu Yindi

YOTHU YINDI IN THE HALL OF FAME!

The highlight of the 2012 ARIAs will confirm the claim made in a certain superannuation ad starring human livewire Bernie Fraser: ‘From little things big things grow.’ 

Treaty, the global smash that kickstarted the career of Top Enders Yothu Yindi, grew out of a campfire chinwag with then PM Bob Hawke, back in 1988.

Tonight at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Yothu Yindi are to be given the ARIA Hall of Fame royal treatment, in what will be a big moment of the glitzy music biz showcase. Kevin Rudd, champion of the Stolen Generation, no doubt, will be chuffed.

But did Treaty make it easier ...

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5 Comments

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Dee

    What a fabulous song!! Treaty still gets me dancing whenever I hear it (even now when I played it!) Congratulations to Yothu Yindi, who well-deserve to be in the ARIA Hall of Fame. And what very sad news about Mandawuy Yunupingu’s health.

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    ro.watson

    About bloody time.

  • Reply December 1, 2012

    Tony W

    “Treaty still gets me dancing whenever I hear it”

    Haha, you’re not the only one Dee! We loved it so much at parties we made an extended version by looping the chorus over and over. The whole thing went for about 10 minutes, it was awesome! I had it on cassette for my walkman, and one night I was in a disco in Ko Samui, pissed and wanting to dance but hating the music. I went up to the DJ and said have you got anything else besides techno shit. I gave him my walkman and said what about this. I went back to the bar while he listened to it and pretty soon Treaty was booming through the disco! Everyone went apeshit over it, they’d never heard anything like it, the didgeridoo and the native language chorus, which is mesmerizing when you play it over and over. I never did get that tape back but over the next couple of weeks I heard Treaty coming out of every bar in Koh Samui! I reckon that DJ made a fortune out of selling copies!

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