GUR­RU­MUL HAS RISEN TO GLOBAL PHE­NOM­E­NON

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Books -

As such this well-de­signed and well-writ­ten cof­fee-ta­ble book is as much a study of Gur­ru­mul’s cul­tural roots and iden­tity as it is about his rise to shar­ing the stage with Sting, as he did in Paris a few years ago.

There’s sharp con­trast in the im­ages that ac­com­pany Hill­man’s words. For ev­ery back­stage shot of Gur­ru­mul smil­ing proudly with one of his idols, there’s an­other of the man­grove swamps and prim­i­tive liv­ing con­di­tions of his home­land.

Hill­man, un­able to get the story from the man him­self, in­stead im­merses him­self in the

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