Exclusive: Gurrumul Gets The Royal Treatment

18 May 2012 | 3:14 pm | Dan Condon

Gurrumul is back on UK radio as he contributes to song for the Queen.

Gurrumul is back on UK radio, this time lending his voice to the recording of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee song, which is set to be a massive part of the festivities in celebration of the sixty-year reign of Her Royal Highness The Queen of England, as alluded to in a London Evening Standard story.

The song, which is called Sing, was written by Take That frontman and British X-Factor host Gary Barlow and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and once it was penned Barlow jetted around the globe meeting up and working with artists across many of the 54 nations in the Commonwealth.

Gurrumul's contribution to the recording is featured in the song's chorus, where he sings in his native Yolngu language “sing loud, sing strong, sing clear”, simple but effective words which Gurrumul himself wrote.

Other artists featuring on the song include reggae legends Sly & Robbie and Ernest Ranglin as well as the Queen's own grandson Prince Harry, who contributes tambourine.

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Gurrumul will travel to the UK for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in early June.