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Emma Donovan: Songs, Stories and Soul from Family and Country

Witness the talent of ARIA-nominated, award-winning Indigenous singer and songwriter Emma Donovan and her band. Join us for this incredible concert where she will share stories, providing an understanding of Country and community.

Featuring her trademark soul/country songs and new music recorded in Gumbaynggirr and Noongar languages. Emma is proud to be one of the First Nations artists spearheading efforts to put traditional languages on the music map.

I am very proud to introduce new words and share languages with audiences and fans. It’s so important to preserve this part of our history, family and country. For me to write my solo album, I needed to go back into my own family musical archives to rediscover the country music I was raised on and that I performed. My solo work will be richly influenced by my family and memories of touring with The Donovans performing country and gospel music. My family’s musical history is known but not yet world renowned. This project will shine a light on Indigenous music culture, sharing stories and preserving language in song. I want to share my story with Australia and the world, and I want audiences to hear my songs and languages to enhance their knowledge.” Emma Donovan

Event date

Event Details

35 Davey Street, Frankston, Victoria


Entry fees:
Adults $ 50, Children $ 28, Concession $ 47
Prebooking requiredhttps://artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au/Whats-On/Season-Shows/Emma-Donovan-Songs-Stories-and-Soul-from-Family-and-Country(03) 9784 1060
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Other things
you need to know:
Frankston Arts Centre is situated on the corner of Davey and Young Streets, just 500 meters from the heart of Frankston. By car: Located only a few minutes from EastLink/Frankston Freeway, and the Moorooduc and Nepean Highways, Frankston Arts Centre is easy to access no matter which direction you’re travelling. Our convenient undercover parking is accessible via Young Street. By public transport: Frankston Arts Centre is a quick 6 minute walk from the Frankston Train Station (Frankston Line), or take a bus directly to our Davey Street entrance (Bus Routes 775, 776, 782, 783).