Frank Yamma

Frank Yamma

 

An amazing indigenous singer / songwriter, out of the Central Australian desert, bringing to life stories and songs of the struggles of the aboriginal people of Australia.

 

"The international success of the soulful singer-songwriter Gurrumul has led to a flurry of interest in the music of the indigenous peoples of Australia."  The Guardian 

 

Frank Yamma is a traditional Pitjantjatjara man from Australia's central desert and speaks five languages. An extraordinary songwriter and an exceptional guitarist, Frank Yamma also has an incredible voice, rich, deep and resonant. Regarded by many as one of Australia’s most important Indigenous Songwriters, Yamma’s brutally honest tales of alcohol abuse, cultural degradation, respect for the old law and the importance of country are spine tingling. His ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries constantly sets new standards through his music.
His acclaimed new album Countryman received four and five star reviews whichare unanimous in their praise for this unique indigenous songwriter and “Countryman”.
 
Watch a video of Frank Live at East Brunswick Club, Victoria, Australia herehttp://www.facebook.com/frankyamma#!/video/video.php?v=119104331501697

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forthcoming dates

datevenue/website linkvenue phone no
 2015  
Thu 23 AprilCARDIFF Chapter, Market Road, Canton CF5 1QE02920 304400
Fri 24 AprilCARDIGAN Theatr Mwldan, Bath House Road SA43 1JY01239 621200
Sat 25 AprilBETHESDA Tabernacl cyf, Nauadd Ogden, Ffordd Bangor LL57 3ANdilwynllwyd@hotmail.com
 Sun 26 AprilBASINGSTOKE The Forge at the Anvil, Churchill Way RG21 7QR01256 844244
Tue 28 AprilBEVERLEY East Riding Theatre, 10 Lord Roberts Rd HU17 9BE01482 874050
 Thu 30 April- Sun 3 MaySHETLAND FOLK FESTIVAL Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0EL