Known for his deeply resonate voice and musical sensitivity, the Milingimbi (Yurrwi), North East Arnhem Land and now Melbourne-based singer-songwriter and ARIA awardnominee Gawurra makes his Melbourne Recital Centre debut with two special events.
After catapulting onto the music stage nationally last year with his debut album Ratja Yaliyali (Vine of Love), Gawurra has collected a swag of awards and performed extensively across the country to rave reviews. Following its release Ratja Yailyali won Gawurra fourNational Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) including New Talent of the Year, Album of the Year, Cover Art and Film Clip. Gawurra also won the Northern Territory Song of the Year Award for the album’s title track.
Gawurra’s voice is truly something else. You don’t have to understand the Gupapuyngu language to become connected to the incredible emotion he demonstrates through his music. Personal and intimate, his songs are hypnotic, embedded with a personal journey which not only tells a Yolngu story, but an Australian story, sharing his culture and enhancing the connection between cultures.
Watch to ‘Ratja Yaliyali’ here:
Gawurra will perform brand new songs from his upcoming release with a full band and special guests in a moving performance by a captivating talent.
In addition to Gawurra’s Recital Centre debut performance, Double J’s Caz Tran will host an ‘In Conversation with Gawurra’ discussing the stories behind his music, his passions, influences and his own personal story.
Praise for Gawurra:
‘Gawurra commands attention regardless of backdrop.’ Rolling Stone
‘The rising star of Aboriginal music.’ The Age
MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE + 123 AGENCY PRESENTS:
MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE DEBUT
‘In Conversation with Gawurra’
Thursday 19th October, 6pm
Salon – Melbourne Recital Centre
Gawurra Debut Performance
Thursday, 7th December, 7:30pm
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall – Melbourne Recital Centre
All tickets available here
‘Ratala Yaliyali‘ is out now!