Emily Wurramara Ementha-Papaguneray (Turtle Song)

Emily Wurramara Ementha-Papaguneray (Turtle Song)

Emily Wurramara Ementha-Papaguneray (Turtle Song)

The release of Emily's Debut Ep -Black Smoke' earlier this year invited the nation into her world of culture, language and life as a young Indigenous woman. Ementha-Papaguneray (Turtle Song), is Emily's newest release and the third single to be lifted from her debut EP -Black Smoke'.
Sung in Anindilyakwa (annen-dilly-yark-wah), the traditional language of her home on Groote Eylandt, NT, Ementha-Papaguneray is made up of two traditional childrens songs, Ementha which means turtle in Anindilyakwa and Papaguneray translating to swim or fun and play.

'I wanted to share these songs with everyone so I combined the 2 and gave them my own feel. This song is a reminder of my childhood and the beauty, peace and carefree nature of living on the Island." – Emily Wurramara

Ementha-Papaguneray has already been added to rotation on ABC Local Radio and launched by Bandviews in October in support of Greenpeace's, -Save the Reef Campaign'. Emily is a proud Greenpeace ambassador and committed to educating the country on reef pollution and coral bleaching by making a stance for the thousands of species who depend on our reef for survival.

'As a salt water woman myself, to be able to lend this song to the Greenpeace campaign to raise awareness for the reef is such an honour. It is our individual and collective responsibility as custodians of the earth to protect it." – Emily Wurramara

Ementha-Papaguneray follows the successes of Emily's debut single -Ngerraberrakernama' (released in March) which was 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.
Indeed, 2016 has been huge for Emily full stop. A 2x finalist in the Indigenous category and performer at the Queensland Music Awards in March, a New Talent finalist at the National Indigenous Music Awards in August, Triple J feature artist at BIGSOUND, a guest speaker on the BIGSOUND panel for AMRAP'S -The Future of Your Music' conference, and now ambassador for Greenpeace's -Save The Reef' Campaign. Emily has offically cemented her name in the Australian music scene, don't miss her last shows for 2016 this Nov/Dec throughout Brisbane, Melbourne & Adelaide with special appearances at the Narana Festival, Commonground Festival & Woodford Folk Festival! Head to emilywurramara.com.au for tickets, details and new show announcements.


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