Elverina Johnson

Elverina Johnson

Elverina Johnson is from the Kunganji tribe of Yarrabah who has been involved in the creative industry for over 20 years as a singer/writer/performer/manager and has written many of her own songs over the years and sings of faith, reconciliation and social issues as well as cover songs with various influences. Elverina was the person who uncovered the stories of Indigenous Brass Bands throughout Australia including researching and curating an exhibition on the Yarrabah Brass Band Story called ‘Blow’im’ for the Queensland Performing Art Centre in Brisbane, which she later wrote as a performance piece that toured Queensland schools for a record breaking four years for the Queensland Arts Council.

After taking a long break from singing, Elverina had the opportunity to perform in Yarrabah the Musical for Opera Australia in 2013.

She released her first album, New Beginnings in 2001.

 

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