Music is a powerful motivator. Rising star Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu knows this well.
With the support of family and friends, Gawurra made the decision to move his young family from Miligimbi Island, North East Arnhem Land, over 3000km south to Melbourne in an effort to spread the messages of his music even further afield.
His debut album, 2015's Ratja Yaliyali was critically acclaimed and scored plenty of gongs at the NIMAs. Ahead of a brand new album, Gawurra reflects on the people and events that got him to where he is today and contemplates where his music might take him into the future.