Songlines for a New World: Where the Sky Meets the Earthis part of the Spring Revolution festival, National Sawdust’s annual two week festival celebrating the musical revolution created by Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Held from March 1st through March 11th, this year Spring Revolution celebrates the voice of multicultural women, with every night featuring female curators, artists and composers because the female perspective is the human perspective and the human perspective should be inclusive.Songlines for a New World: Where the Sky Meets the Earth, Artistic Director Xenia Hanusiak celebrates Australian women with three unique, impactful performances.
Hailing from the Northern Territories of Australia, Emily Wurramara is a renowned singer rooted in one of the world’s richest indigenous cultures. Called the Groote Eylandt archipelago, the area is known not only for its gorgeous beauty, but also its language: Anindilyakwa. One of the most complex languages in the world, Wurramara’s music not only shares that language, but also evokes the cultural tradition forged from thousands of years of history.
Wurramara performs with her band, and is accompanied by guest artist Saraima Navara, a Brisbane-based singer who also performs guitar and hand percussion
Photo credit: Xenia Hanusiak