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Ayşe & Gurridyula Celebrating Sovereign Spirits

23 September 2023

In the Utzon Room

Classical Music

Witness the merging of two cultures in music, that surpasses time, space and distance like no other. Come and be a part of history!

This powerful, historic performance you will never forget…

Ayşe Göknur Shanal is a Brisbane born singer of Turkish heritage and Gurridyula Gaba Wunggu is a Waddananggu man from the Wangan and Jagalingou Nation.

Turkic folk singing is a timeless oral tradition which goes back to Central Asia.    

“Singing folk songs which are passed on by my family, through generations keeps me connected to the land, culture, language and music of my heritage”

The Yidaki is the oldest wind instrument in the world.

“Protecting my homelands resonates through music- maintaining connection to Country and Culture through song, joins us with animals, water and trees that live around us - the sound of the Yidaki brings this to life.”

As part of Türkiye’s 100th year as a republic celebrations, Ayşe and Gurridyula  will merge their music in an extraordinary evening.


Ayşe Göknur Shanal

Gurridyula Gaba Wunggu

Presented by Ayse Goknur Shanal

Photo: Sunny Hungerford & Justin Morgan

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