Milyakburra by Emily Wurramara

Title:
Milyakburra by Emily Wurramara
Category:
NFSA ID:
1538531
Year:
2018
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Milyakburra is Emily Wurramara’s first full-length album. Named after the island of her grandparents, its music presents personal stories of Emily and her family, told through her own lyrics in both English and Anindilyakwa.

'Ngarrikwujeyinama' in Anindilyakwa means 'I’m hurting'. This song was written in response to the mining of her island home, Groote Eylandt. The local community fought to protect this native environment and. in 2013, seabed mining in and around the Groote Eylandt area was banned. 

'Yimenda-Papaguneray' is a two-part children’s lullaby. Part one is 'Yimenda' (turtle in Anindilyakwa), followed by the hand-clapping game, 'Papaguneray'.

Performer:
Emily Wurramara