Filmed on Yidinji country, Birinyi tells the story of the creation of Yurrbin the Great Barrier Reef, as shared by Gimuy Walubara Yidinji elder, Gudju Gudju with music by Luke Byrne.
Showing the extradordinary natural beauty and cultural richness of Far North Queensland, the video follows the Gondwana Indigenous Choir to the sea for their performance of the song Birinyi by Luke Byrne and Gudju Gudju.
“Gondwana Indigenous Choir choristers want to tell the stories of their region. Singing songs like Birinyi helps to preserve language, story and culture, and sharing with audiences around Australia and globally.” Lyn Williams AM
“I feel that the old people and their spirit, that they’re feeling happy – they feel happy that this song is being sung again.” Gudju Gudju