Known for his deeply resonate voice and musical sensitivity, the Milingimbi (Yurrwi), North East Arnhem Land and now Melbourne-based singer-songwriter and ARIA award nominee Gawurra makes his Melbourne Recital Centre debut with two special events.

After catapulting onto the music stage nationally last year with his debut album Ratja Yaliyali (Vine of Love), Gawurra has collected a swag of awards and performed extensively across the country to rave reviews. Following its release Ratja Yailyali won Gawurra four National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) including New Talent of the Year, Album of the Year, Cover Art and Film Clip. Gawurra also won the Northern Territory Song of the Year Award for the album’s title track.

Gawurra’s voice is truly something else. You don’t have to understand the Gupapuyngu language to become connected to the incredible emotion he demonstrates through his music. Personal and intimate, his songs are hypnotic, embedded with a personal journey which not only tells a Yolngu story, but an Australian story, sharing his culture and enhancing the connection between cultures.

Gawurra will perform brand new songs from his upcoming release with a full band and special guests in a moving performance by a captivating talent.

‘Gawurra commands attention regardless of backdrop.’ Rolling Stone

‘The rising star of Aboriginal music.’ The Age

In addition to Gawurra’s Recital Centre debut performance, Double J’s Caz Tran will host an In Conversation with Gawurra discussing the stories behind his music, his passions, influences and his own personal story.


Thursday 7 December 2017, 7.30pm
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval)
A reserve $50
B reserve $40

In Conversation with Gawurra
Thursday 19 October 2017, 6pm
Salon (One hour no interval)
Tickets $10

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & 123 Agency


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