Musicians

Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu

Origin
Milinginbi Island, East Arnhem Land, NT
Genre/styles
Folk | World
About

Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu comes from Milinginbi Island off the coast of East Arnhem Land and sings in the Gupapuynga language. He moved to Melbourne with his family to launch his performing career.

Discography

Album formats explained Explain formats

  • 10": 10 inch vinyl records were played at 45 or 33 1/3 rounds per minute (rpm). The former could hold 9, the latter 12 minutes of music per side.
  • 7": 7 inch records (often referred to as 45s) were played at 45 rpm or 33 1/3 rpm, with about 4:30 or 6 minutes of music per side.
  • LP: Long play, is a vinyl record played at ​33 1⁄3 rpm with a 12 or 10-inch diameter.
  • EP: Extended play, are vinyl records that allowed two or even three songs on each side.

Ratja Yaliyali (Single)

Released
11 March 2016
Tracks
  1. Ratja Yaliyali (Vine of Love)

Ratja Yaliyali

Released
8 April 2016
Tracks
  1. Burala (Diving Duck)
  2. Bundurr (Story of Myself)
  3. Djiwul (Green Weeds From Fresh Water)
  4. Warrarra Gurrungala (Yellow Sunset)
  5. Gurrupurungu Ngarra (Poor Man)
  6. Ratja Yaliyali (Vine of Love)
  7. Mulunda (Kingfisher)
  8. Dharpa Garayurru (Small Dancing Tree)
  9. Guwak (Little Black Bird)
  10. Warrarra (Sunset)
Notes

This debut album ("Ratja YaliYali" meaning ‘vine of love’ and referring to a traditional Yolgnu Songline) comprises one disc of original material and one of traditional songs. It achieved a 4.5 (out of 5) star review from the music magazine Rolling Stone.

Ratja Yaliyali has won 4 NIMA awards: Album of the Year, New Talent Award, Best Cover Art and Film Clip of the Year.


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Korff, J 2019, Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/music/gawurra>, retrieved 18 June 2019

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