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Emily Wurramara & Chris Tamwoy @ The Milk Factory - March 30

BY Heapsaflash | 20-Mar-2017
Fresh home after representing Australia at the Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, Emily Wurramara has teamed up with Torres Strait artist and Australia’s Got Talent Finalist Chris Tamwoy, also recently returned to Aus after representing at the prestigious G’Day USA, G’Day LA Gala. The pair will co-headline a special show Thursday March 30th at The Milk Factory, an intimate gig to celebrate their return and the honour of representing their country internationally.
Fresh home after representing Australia at the Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, Emily Wurramara has teamed up with Torres Strait artist and Australia’s Got Talent Finalist Chris Tamwoy, also recently returned to Aus after representing at the prestigious G’Day USA, G’Day LA Gala. The pair will co-headline a special show Thursday March 30th at The Milk Factory, an intimate gig to celebrate their return and the honour of representing their country internationally.

2017 is the anniversary of some major key milestones for Indigenous people, including 50 years of the 1967 referendum, when the largest yes vote in Australian history saw 90.77% of Australian voters change the amendment of the constitution to include Indigenous people in the census and allow the Commonwealth to create laws for them; and 25 years since the 1992 Mabo ruling, where the High Court recognised that Indigenous people had lived in Australia for thousands of years and owned rights to their land according to their own laws and customs.

A proud young Wannadilyakwa woman who speaks about issues she is passionate about, earlier this year Emily released her most personal song to date ‘Hey Love’, a true story about her mother and the racial discrimination she faced in high school. The track topped the AMRAP charts both metro and regionally, was added to RTRFM’s Sound Selection, featured in 4ZZZ’s Top 20 and racked up radio airplay around the country.

‘Hey Love’ follows on from a breakout 2016 that saw her debut single ‘Ngerraberrakernama’ added to rotation on ABC Local Radio, debuted #7 in the AMRAP metro charts before holding a top 10 position regionally for over a month, and trumping #1 late April. The track amassed airplay in every state and territory at stations including JJJ, ABC Radio National & ABC Local Radio to name some. The June release of her debut EP ‘Black Smoke’ followed suit with title track ‘Black Smoke’ being added to rotation on triple J and ABC Local while smashing the airwaves as ABC Radio National Breakfast album of the week, PBS feature record, RRR Soundscape feature, charting #1 on both AMRAP metro & regional charts and amounting to airplay on over 112 stations in 6 months.

1967: Music In The Key Of Yes

Just announced to play Boomerang Festival at Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017, Emily has joined a massive line up of Indigenous artists including Thelma Plum and Aria Award winner Dan Sultan, to celebrate the 1967 civil rights movement by performing Indigenous anthems around the country as part of the national 1967: Music In The Key Of Yes line of shows. Keep an eye on @emwurramara on Facebook for more details and show announcements to come.