CAAMA Music is proud to be launching Gawurra‘s debut album this Saturday in Melbourne at TITLE store in Fitzroy. Come along for a very special, intimate acoustic performance that will transport you all the way to East Arnhem Land.
GAWURRA (aka Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu) is an extraordinary singer and engaging performer hailing from Milingimbi Island. The first single and title track from his debut album ‘Ratja Yaliyali’ was released on 11 March and has already been added at ABC Radio and Double J rotation, as well as QANTAS and Virgin inflight entertainment. Now his debut album will be launched on Saturday 9 April at 11am at TITLE Store, 183 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy.
‘Ratja Yaliyali’ translates to ‘Vine of Love’, meaning a thread of love that keeps everything connected. When Yolngu people hear it they feel the spirit in their hearts. If they have a problem or feel gloomy, they listen to Ratja Yaliyali as it touches them and builds their spirit making them stronger and brighter.
Gawurra has recently moved to live in Melbourne with his wife and daughter, giving special meaning to the term ‘vine of love’, which connects him to his culture and family while living so far away.
This is a FREE event with a maximum capacity of 50 people.