Emma Donovan - Follow the Sun

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A celebration of Country, kids, language and community. 

Witness the very special live performance of Emma Donovan’s acclaimed ABC Kids album Follow the Sun – featuring original and classic children’s tunes sung in Noongar and Gumbaynggirr languages. 

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and proud Gumbaynggirr woman Emma Donovan has been touring the country for over 20 years, performing soulful songs and sharing powerful stories with audiences around the globe. 

On her mother’s side, Emma is part of the famed Donovan family of singers of the Gumbaynggirr people, of what is now known as Northern New South Wales. On her father’s side, Emma is of the Yamatji people, of what is now known as Western Australia. 

About the performance 

Her performance at The Memo, Healesville presents her very special album Follow the Sun — a celebration of her country, kids, language and community. 

Commissioned by ABC Kids and released in 2022, Follow the Sun features original songs penned by Donovan, alongside much-loved classic children’s tunes such as I Can Sing a Rainbow and Once I Caught a Fish Alive sung in Noongar and Gumbaynggirr languages. Children are encouraged to sing along and discover new dances and rhythms as they follow the sun with Emma Donovan. 

Interwoven with stories from Emma’s childhood, growing up in Nambucca NSW this will be a joyous experience both parents and children alike. 

Co-presented with Oonah

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  • Saturday, 01 July 2023 | 02:00 PM


The Memo Healesville, 235 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, 3777, View Map

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