Originally from Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, now Brisbane Based, growing up Emily loved hearing her uncles sing, but also realised that women from her community rarely sang in public. Wanting to inspire and empower members of her community, especially young Indigenous women, to find their voice, Emily sings original music both in English and Anindilyakwa.
Aria Nominated Artist for Best Blues and Roots Album for 'Milyakburra' in 2018
AIR award winning artist for Best Blues and Roots Album for 'Milyakburra' in 2019
3x QLD Music Award winner
Emily's debut Album Milyakburra is out now through Wantok Musik.
Milyakburra is called Bickerton Island in English. Its the island next to Groote Eylandt. A very sacred and magical island to my people. This is where our sacred dreamings reside. My great great great grandfather, Joe Wurramara Established a community there. There is one school, one shop and my grandmothers big, red house with the verandah wrapped around and was right across the road from the shops. I remember Bickerton as being so mystical and so mysterious so many places we couldn’t go, it was enchanting growing up there.