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Emma Donovan

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Emma Donovan has established herself as one of Australia’s finest Indigenous singer/songwriters. Including her traditional language Gumbayngirr in her songs, Emma is committed to educating the global community to understand more about Aboriginal culture and spirituality. Originally from Northern NSW, Emma has performed across the globe treating audiences to her rich soulful voice seamlessly blending genres from roots, reggae and gospel to smooth soul. Her vast concert experiences have taken her to the Royal Concert Hall London, Musee de Quai Branli Paris, Benaki Museum Athens, Tjibaou Cultural Centre New Caledonia, Festival of Pacific Arts Palau, Treaty Grounds of Waitangi New Zealand, the Sydney Opera House and to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Emma’s five track EP and video entitled Ngarraanga (Remember) or Ngarraanga Ngiinundi Yuludarra (Remember Your Dreaming) is her tribute to the ‘stolen generations’.  Ngarraanga won Emma Best Female Artist and Best R&B Single at the 2009 BUMP Awards and two Deadly Award nominations for Single of the Year and Best Female Artist. Emma is the first Indigenous Artist ever to win a NA2R taking out the Adult Contemporary genre for her single Changes, which earned her airplay across commercial radio countrywide. Emma’s singles, Ngarranga and Changes were nominated in the 2010 Top 5 Australian Independent MusicOz Awards and she is currently writing songs for her new album.