Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Indigenous Australian musician to collaborate with PNG artist

Australia High Commission

Award-winning Indigenous Australian singer-song writer, Emily Wurramara, is in Papua New Guinea as part of theNational Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week celebrations hosted by the Australian High Commission.
Emily Wurramara performing at the Australian High Commission on Monday 16 July.

Emily Wurramara with Australian High Commission staff members after her performance.

Emily, 22, from Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory is passionate about her rich cultural heritage, which is reflected through her music. 

She started writing music at nine years-old and continues to create songs in both English and Anindilyakwa, the language of her home.

She has taken her music around the world, with shows and festival appearances in countries such as Sweden and France. 

Emily has just released her first album in Australia, entitled ‘Milyakburra’.

Emily will be collaborating with top performing Papua New Guinea artist, Mereani Masani. 

The duo will be working together on a number of projects, including composing a song based on this year’s NAIDOC Week theme, ‘Because Of Her, We Can!’

NAIDOC week is celebrated in Australia from the first Sunday in July to honour the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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