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Gawurra & William Crighton
Sat. 25 February 2017, 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm AEDT
A unique double bill featuring two fabulous performers: Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu & William Crighton. This will definitely be a concert not to miss.
Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu is a Yolngu performer hailing from Arnhem Land with a deeply resonant voice and musical sensitivity to match. He is a gentle and genuine young leader for his community and passionate about keeping his Gupapungu language strong.
Winner of FOUR National Indigenous Music Awards in 2016 including Album of the Year - New Talent of the Year - Cover Art - Video Award
“Like fellow Yolngu artist Gurrumul, Gawurra commands attention regardless of backdrop” – Rolling Stone, 4.5 stars
“Gawurra celebrates the natural wonders of his homeland in Gupapungu language across his debut album” – West Australian
Authenticity is the element that defines the darkly beautiful and wrenching music of William Crighton. Hailing from the Riverina area in southwestern NSW, his folk-rock tales are full of visceral imagery and echoes of a spiritual upbringing. William within a short space of time, has firmly established himself as a must-see Australian performer, spurred by his mesmerising self titled debut album which was released in March 2016.
“Crighton breathes fresh and strikingly vivid life into the umbrous bush of traditional Australian balladry" - Rolling Stone
"William Crighton is a story teller with a sound that is bold, visceral and unique" - ABC Music
“Mesmerising debut album” - The Music, 4.5 stars.
Gates open at 3pm, concert starts at 4:30pm