Blind from birth, Indigenous North Australian singer-songwriter Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu grew up in the Gumatj nation off Australia's Elcho Island. At 15, the self-taught musician joined his uncle's influential band Yothu Yindi, playing various instruments on the 1992 album Tribal, and later on formed his own group, the reggae-influenced Saltwater Band. As a solo artist, Gurrumul sings both the traditional songs of the Gumatj clan and his own autobiographical stories, in his native language. A multi-instrumentalist, Gurrumul plays anything from percussions to guitar, but it is his unique vocal talents that truly set him apart from any other artist. In 2008, Gurrumul released his world acclaimed self-titled solo debut, topping the world music charts in Australia and the UK.