Bunna Lawrie is a Mirning elder, raised on Koonibba Mission, near Ceduna, South Australia on the Nullarbor Plains. 2018 will mark over 40 years of constant touring by Bunna Lawrie since he formed Coloured Stone in 1977.
Bunna is a prolific songwriter, combining rock, ska, reggae with a unique Aboriginal sound incorporating traditional instruments such as clap sticks, didgeridoo, bundawuthada (gong stone) and traditional language.
Every performance from Bunna is a memorable musical experience, full of Aboriginal culture and meaning.
It was Bunna’s drive, for the protection of the environment and his sacred totem, the Southern Right Whale, that became the subject of the inspiring film ‘The Whaledreamers’, winner of 8 documentary awards, produced by Julian Lennon.
Bunna was invited by Julian Lennon to sing on his album and remains in contact with Julian and Yoko Ono and the White Feather Foundation.