Yatulu Yatulu are the hottest new band from that fertile breeding ground of desert music – Lajamanu, in the North Tanami region of Northern Territory. Yatulu Yatulu burst onto the scene last year with their debut album Tjukurrpa, an infectious blend of high energy reggae rock with a message. The band sings their all- original songs in Warlpiri language, featuring topics such as Lands Rights, the importance of family, keeping the old Dreaming stories strong, and the dangers of drinking.
Stand-out songs include the title song Tjukurrpa Tjukurrpa, an upbeat song about a young man asking his elders to give him back his lost ‘tjukurrpa’, or Dreaming. Mt Coniston Massacre is a mournful country ballad remembering one of the most recent massacres of Aboriginal people that happened in 1928 on Warlpiri country.