Gawurra (AUS)

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Gawurra (AUS)

Saturday 25 of August: Telt 2: 13:15
Music Programme 2018

Sunday 26 of August: Klubscenen: 20:00
Music Programme 2018

From North East Arnhem Land in Australia comes this unique singer and songwriter. Gawurra Gaykamangu belongs to the Yolngu tribe, part of Australia’s original population. He sings in the language called gupapuyngu, and his distinctive voice and the songs’ almost spiritual character create a particular musical intensity. This is why Gawurra has recently gained massive attention in Australia and now also internationally. Gawurra has won several awards and nominations, among them a nomination as Best World Music Album in 2016 at ARIA Awards (Australian Grammy) for the album Ratja Yaliyali, songs inspired by the traditional music of his homeland. The release was named Album of the Year at the Australian National Indigenous Music Awards in 2016. The American magazine Rolling Stone reviewed the album very favourably.

In the course of 2017 Gawurra has toured, performing at sell-out concerts throughout Australia. Now it’s Tønder Festival’s turn, and here we can hear Gawurra for the first time in Denmark. His only concert in Denmark in the summer of 2018.

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