A prolific songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, piano and ukulele, Emily Wurramara is a young Aboriginal woman who has been writing songs since she was 6, singing in both English and Annandilyakwa, the traditional language of her home, Groote Eylandt.
Emily Wurramara's debut album Milyakburra was released in 2018 and was nominated for the best Blues and Roots album at the ARIAs. The album has received widespread critical acclaim with regular Triple J play and Double J play. 'Lady Blue' was number 1 on the AMRAP charts for two weeks and the album was PBS Feature Album, Eastside Album Of The Week and Radio Adelaide Album Of The Week.
Emily has also performed on ABC Tonightly as well as events such as BIGSOUND and the inaugural Australian Women in Music awards. She has also performed at numerous events and festivals across Australia, including: Woodford Folk Festival, Clancestry, Island Vibes, Garma Festival, The Gathering, Kaleidoscope Festival, Singout Sista and a number of Harmony Day, Sorry Day and NAIDOC events. Additionally, as part of BEMAC’s Ethno project, Emily has performed in Sweden and France and across regional Queensland.
In 2018 she was included in at official showcases at Mundial Montréal and is due to play at The International Folk Alliance Festival in 2019.
Emily's ARIA nominated debut release, Milyakburra is available for purchase on iTunes and bandcamp - get your copy via the 'buy now' link below.
"Gliding between blissful indie-folk tracks and R & B groovers, Milyakburra is bound together by Wurramara’s uplifting voice which resides somewhere between smooth and salty in a way that impresses upon the listener and sticks with you for days. "
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"Milyakburra sees Wurramara expand on her huge talent for expressing beauty, pain, and triumph in her stories on record."