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Two more  amazing singer-songwriters have just been announced for the Blue Mountains Music Festival.

The artists who will be making their debut appearances are Arnhem Lands’ GAWURRA and from Virginia, USA comes exciting young Americana folk-singer DORI FREEMAN.

Gawurra - Blue Mountains Music Festival - Katoomba - NSW - Australia
Gawurra

Dori Freeman - Blue Mountains Music Festival - Katoomba - NSW - Australia
Dori Freeman

“Like fellow Yolngu artist Gurrumul, Gawurra commands attention regardless of backdrop”  Gareth Hipwell, Rolling Stone.

A compelling live performer and future Elder in his island community, Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu wrote and recorded his first album Ratja Yaliyali in Alice Springs, producing a snapshot of remote Australia. Taking from traditional Gupapungu language songs Gawurra’s remarkable contemporary take on them has prompted media and luminaries alike to label him one of Australia’s most important new Indigenous voices.

Dori Freeman comes from a family of artists—her father and grandfather both respected musicians. Her style subscribes to no one genre, but the influence of her Appalachian upbringing lies at the core of her music—heard especially in the lulling mountain drawl of her voice. She sings without affect and with striking clarity.

This past week, both performers enjoyed sold-out shows at the Sydney Festival.

Not to be missed!!