Yirinda combine ancient Aboriginal language with sublime modern production to invoke the sounds of thousands of generations of story and culture whilst emerging as something entirely new.
Led by cultural leader and one of three Butchulla Songmen, Fred Leone, alongside internationally acclaimed musical innovator Samuel Pankhurst, they work to preserve the endangered Butchulla (K’gari | Fraser Island) language in an “intriguing combination of experimental soundscapes, Butchulla culture and tradition, and a lot of fine instrumentation and gorgeous vocals.” (Tone Deaf)
Yirinda have performed across the country at the Australian Art Music Awards, Brisbane Festival, Vivid Festival, Golden Plains, Mona Foma, Supersense, with their work highlighted by ABC Radio and NME Australia.
Yirinda means ‘Now’ in Butchulla language.