Gawurra’s culture, songlines, stories and history are deeply embedded in his resonant voice and soulful blend of traditional and contemporary songs. Born on the Gove Peninsula, he spent time as a child on his Grandmother’s land of Yathalamara, before moving to Milingimbi Island. He has recently moved to Melbourne with his family in order to further his musical career.
Gawurra is a gentle and genuine young leader. He is to be an Elder in his community; the Old people gave him this knowledge and power. He believes it is important for him to teach his kids, brothers and sisters the ‘right way’. Gawurra is passionate about keeping his Gupapuyngu language strong.
Winner of FOUR National Indigenous Music Awards including Album of the Year and Best New Talent.
“Like fellow Yolngu artist Gurrumul, Gawurra commands attention regardless of backdrop” – Rolling Stone, 4.5 stars
“Gawurra celebrates the natural wonders of his homeland in Gupapuyngu language across his debut album” – West Australian Duration: 90 minutes Interval: Yes Refreshments: Events Bar open