The Yabu Band
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The Yabu Band

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Mar
17
The Yabu Band @ Parliament House

Canberra, Western Australia, Australia

Canberra, Western Australia, Australia

Jan
26
The Yabu Band @ Fremantle Park

Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

Jan
25
The Yabu Band @ Government House Gardens

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Discography

Gundulla - We Dance - LP New Release
'I Am Australian' [Wongatha Version]
Looking to the Future - LP

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Since beginning at the age of five, multi-talented brothers, Delson and Boyd Stokes, known today as ‘The Yabu Band’, have created a powerful, unique sound aptly described as Desert Rock/Reggae.

The brothers are originally from Kalgoorlie, the Goldfields town bordered by the Western Desert from where they draw their heritage, culture and inspiration, and the name “Yabu” means “Rock/Gold” in their language, Wongatha.

Through performances at the WA Australian of the Year Awards, The Oz Concert, The Homecoming of the Beijing Olympic athletes, Aus-Aid, The Survival Concert and airplay on NITV, ‘Yabu’ have garnered a well-earned reputation as one of the most impressive Indigenous acts in Australia. Accolades such as the “Indigenous Song of the Year Award” have flowed from music industry professionals and these have underlined a deep respect from their own community.

“Yabu” have honed a truly dynamic stage presence. The ever-charismatic Delly captivates audiences with his highly individual passion and charm, his vocals emphatically complemented by the blistering commentary of his shy, self-effacing brother’s guitar playing.

The new album entitled ‘Gundulla – We Dance’ showcases the identifiably Aboriginal sound and unique song writing craft that moulds “The Yabu Band”. Delson, Boyd and Drummer Jade Masters have merged their traditional dreamtime stories with memorable contemporary melodies to create one of Australia’s finest Indigenous albums.

‘Yabu’ have translated the famous Australian song, “I Am Australian” into their Western Desert language and although their music springs directly from their own indigenous cultural heritage, “Yabu” believes this song, in this form, speaks for all Australians.

So after fifteen years of wowing Aboriginal Australia, ‘Yabu’ is looking to the future and is now launching their music to mainstream Australia and the World.