Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy

Djalu performing in Florence, Italy, 2009. Courtesy of West Wind The Film, 2009.
Djalu plays a “heart blast” into new people he meets, a welcoming and healing technique, which connects with people even if they don’t speak the same language. Here, he greets the artist Ghostpatrol on his front porch at his home in North Eastern Arnhem Land. Courtesy of West Wind The Film, 2015.
Djalu opens the 2015 WOMAdelaide festival by performing a welcome ‘Manikay’. Courtesy of West Wind The Film, 2015.
Wally De Backer recording Larry Gurruwiwi tuning a freshly cut Yidaki. Courtesy of West Wind The Film, 2015.
Barra West Wind band members in front Djalu Gurruwiwi with clapsticks and Vernon Gurruwiwi on Yidaki, and Larry Gurruwiwi and Andrew Gurruwiwi on Synth in the background. The band is practicing at Yolngu Radio in Nhulunboy for the WOMAdelaide festival. Courtesy of West Wind The Film, 2015.
Gotye painted with the Barra or Westward totem about to dance in a Barra Bungul or Westwind ceremony. This songline painting is characteristic of the people of Wallaby Beach. Courtesy of West Wind The Film, 2015.

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