Healing StoneIt has just been announced that one of Australia’s most innovative and successful musical groups, Yothu Yindi, will be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame at the 26th Annual ARIA Awards, held at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Thursday November 29th, 2012.

Yothu Yindi are no strangers to the ARIA Awards having won 8 Awards over their amazing career. Yothu Yindi’s Mandawuy Yunupingu and fellow band members along with Gurrumul Yunupingu will reunite at the 2012 ARIA awards for the induction and for what is sure to be a memorable performance of their international smash hit ‘Treaty’.

HEALING STONE: THE BEST OF YOTHU YINDI is a brand new compilation album released to honour their induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame. The album will also include a DVD containing many of the band’s music videos, plus their celebrated documentary, ‘Tribal Voice’. ‘Healing Stone’ is also the title track of the album and is the first new song recorded and released by Yothu Yindi in 12 years. It was co-written by founding member and lead singer & guitarist; Mandawuy Yunupingu and INXS’s Andrew Farriss and continues the blend of their cultural roots in a song that is both profoundly personal and ultimately universal in its appeal.

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The accompanying video clip is equally personal as it documents the world-renowned Arnhem Land band’s 27 year history right up to the current day, including Mandawuy’s on-going dialysis treatment for End Stage Renal Disease, a dietary affliction that is rampant through indigenous communities all over Australia. Consistent with his life journey, Mandawuy is now using this story to have a positive effect for future generations of his people.

HEALING STONE: THE BEST OF YOTHU YINDI album/DVD will be released on Friday November 30th, 2012.

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