Emily Wurramara may only be on her first official release, but she’s already being touted as both a talented and important young artist, drawing on Australia’s rich tradition of storytelling and music-making.
Black Smoke is Emily’s debut six-song EP, marked by her deft and confessional songcraft. Emily sings in both English and Anindilyakwa (annen-dilly-yark-wah), the traditional language of her home on Groote Eylandt, NT.
“The language songs are definitely a dedication to my grandmother,” said Emily of her debut release, which was produced by David Bridie (My Friend The Chocolate Cake: Not Drowning, Waving).
Emily, a seasoned performer, is set to celebrate the release of Black Smoke with a national tour which kicks off later this month and is set to visit major cities, as well as several spots in the Northern Territory.
Emily Wurramara National Tour Dates
Thursday, 30th June 2016
Wesley Anne, Melbourne
Saturday, 2nd July 2016
Nexus Live |The Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide
Wednesday, 6th July 2016
The Cardigan Bar, Brisbane
Saturday, 9th July 2016
Lazy Bones Lounge, Sydney
Sunday, 17th July 2016
Chambers Crescent Theatre, Darwin
Saturday, 23rd July 2016
Walking With The Spirits Festival, Beswick
Wednesday, 27th July 2016
Art Gallery, Yirrakala
Thursday, 28th July 2016
Free Community Events Across Groote
Thursday, 11th August 2016
The Milk Factory, Brisbane