BIO & PRESS
Biography and recent press highlights.
“Gawurra commands attention regardless of backdrop.”
4.5 Star Review
“Gawurra celebrates the natural wonders of his homeland in Gupapuyngu language across his debut album.”
Gawurra Gaykamangu is a Yolngu professional performing artist hailing from Milingimbi (Yurrwi), North East Arnhem Land. With an emotional and resonant voice, Gawurra’s performances deliver a masterful musical sensitivity.
In 2016, Gawurra won the NT Song of the Year in the Pop category, four NIMA Awards and received national recognition throughout the music industry and mainstream media, including ARIA nomination and 4.5-star review in Rolling Stone magazine.
Gawurra’s star has continued to rise in 2017, mounting his first national tour of Australia with SOLD OUT appearances in mainstream music venues throughout the country and as a featured performer at major music festivals. Gawurra has established himself as a “must see” live act, gathering a mainstream following and captivating his audiences across the country.
In 2017, Gawurra started his own professional music and artist services business, Gawurra Catfish Corporation, to deliver Artist Representation, Music Production, Music Licensing and Recording Label Services. Gawurra Catfish Corporation operates out of Melbourne, Australia.
Yolngu people feel the spirit in Gawurra’s music in their hearts. The emotion in his voice touches everyone to build and refresh their spirit, making them stronger through the vine of love. Gawurra is a genuine young leader in his community, a respected song man with knowledge and power. It is important for Gawurra to connect his culture through his music to all peoples sharing the love from small communities of the Northern Territory to the major mainstream international music markets of the world.
Live performance at TEDxSydney2017
Reviews in Rolling Stone, The West Australian & Rhythms
Interview in Rolling Stone Magazine(August 2016)
Featured on ABC TV News 24
Added to ABC Radio and Double J rotation
Performances on Marngrook Footy Show on NITV
Added to QANTAS & Virgin Australia in-flight entertainment
ABC Radio National ‘Awaye’ program
3KND Radio & 3RRR & PBS FM(Melbourne)
ABC Radio Melbourne, Darwin, Gold Coast
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Approved songs for external media.
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