Aboriginal musician

Emily Wurramara

Origin
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory
Genre/styles
Folk, Pop, Roots
About

Emily Wurramara has been writing songs since she was 6. She sings original music both in English and Anindilyakwa, her original language. She has performed at Gaarma Festival, Island Vibes, Woodford Folk Festival, Clancestry and numerous other events; performing alongside respected artists like Shellie Morris, Troy Cassar Daley and Impossible Odds.

That talent was recognized when she was selected to write with Powderfinger’s Bernard Fanning as part of a special collaboration through the 2014 Clancestry Event. It was this collaboration that led to her first single, ‘Ngerraberrakernama’.

Band members: Emily Wurramara (keys, guitar, ukulele, lead vocals), Saraima Navara Didge (guitar and hand percussion, vocals) and Yarum Sandy (hand percussion).

Website: www.emilywurramara.com.au

Discography

Ngerraberrakernama (Wake Up) (7”)

Released
2016-03-18
Tracks
  1. Ngerraberrakernama (Wake Up)

Black Smoke (EP)

Released
2016-06-17
Tracks
  1. Black Smoke
  2. Ementha-Papaguneray (Turtle Song)
  3. Ngerraberrakernama (Wake Up)
  4. Ngayuwa Nalyelyingminama (I Love You)
  5. Stomping Ground
  6. Blue Moon, Black Sea
Notes


Ngarrukwujenama (Single)

Released
2018-01-22
Tracks
  1. Ngarrukwujenama
Notes

Emily says about this song: “Ngarrukwujenama means ‘I’m hurting’ in my traditional language, it is an anthem for the sea and land protectors. I sing about how our earth is bleeding and how she is our home, that what we do to her - we are also doing to ourselves. The sea is sacred to my people because that’s where our sacred dreaming resides.” (source)


Milyakburra

Released
2018-06-01
Tracks
  1. Lady Blue
  2. Milyakburra
  3. Ngarrikwujeyinama
  4. Carry Me Home
  5. Black Smoke
  6. Lullaby
  7. Hey Love
  8. Tap Sticks
  9. Yimenda-Papaguneray (Turtle Song)
  10. Blue Moon, Black Sea
  11. Black Boy

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