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Jeremy 'Yongurra' Donovan Travels from Sydney, NSW

Topics

  • Achievements
  • Engagement
  • Indigenous
  • Inspirational
  • Master Of Ceremonies
  • Motivational
  • Music
  • Self Esteem / Bullying
  • Social Responsibility


Descending from KuKu-Yalanji tribe Jeremy 'Yongurra' Donovan is one of Australia's most celebrated keynote speakers and performers. Regarded as one of the leading Aboriginal didgeridoo players with YouTube videos being viewed by over 1.5 million viewers. Jeremy's exceptional skill with the didgeridoo, and extensive knowledge of his cultural heritage has earned him the recognition of his peers as a master storyteller and performer.

Over the last few years, he has been greatly influenced by his grandfather and a number of senior elders from his community and others across Australia. These influences have given Jeremy greater ambitions to show the richness of his amazing heritage. Jeremy's masterful didgeridoo playing and ability to speak to the hearts of his audience have seen him become one of Australia's Premier Aboriginal didgeridoo performers.

As the National Ambassador for Generation One, Jeremy is an amazing role model for both indigenous and non-indigenous youth of Australia. Despite Jeremy's promising performance and artistic career, in 2008 Jeremy took on a full time role working with young indigenous people working to inspire them to walk towards a brighter future. Jeremy has travelled to several remote communities including his own, working and developing engagement strategies that would see the continuation of culture with the next generation.

Working with both urban and remote indigenous youth, Jeremy encourages those to follow in his footsteps and learn their culture. His message is very blunt yet very powerful. Jeremy's ability to captivate audiences with his playing, touch their hearts with words of ageless cultural wisdom and mesmerize audiences with his detailed artwork are some of the reasons that have seen Jeremy rise to become one of Australia's most sought after speakers and performers.

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