Emily Wurramara

Sandgate, Queensland

Songwriter, Aboriginal performer, leader

As a girl growing up on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, Emily loved hearing her uncles sing at community gatherings. This spurred her on to write and share her own songs. A gifted musician who plays guitar, keyboard and ukulele, and performs her own songs both in English and Anindilyakwa languages, Emily used her AMP Tomorrow Fund grant to tour and promote her debut CD, Black Smoke: “I want to not only share my culture with Australia, but also inspire and empower members of my own community, especially young Indigenous women, to find their voice.”