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by Frank Yamma

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Memories 04:09
Todd Mall 04:16
Sand Dunes 03:43


Frank Yamma is one of Australia’s most significant Indigenous songwriters with an ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries. An initiated Pitjantjatjara man, Frank sings in his native language and English. His mighty songs, magical guitar playing and deeply evocative voice tell stories of country, protection, heartache, travel and love. Although he’s lived in Adelaide for many years, Frank’s spirit belongs to the heart of Australia. Uluru. Docker River. Ernabella. Central Australia. As Frank says, “wherever the Pitjantjatjara mob come from”.

His albums, Countryman (2010) and Uncle (2014) released after a ten-year hiatus gained Yamma widespread critical acclaim and recognition leading to an opportunity to perform nationally and internationally. Frank’s touring highlights include WOMADelaide, Byron Bay Bluesfest and Sydney Festival. He has undertaken three tours to Europe performing at the 2012 Cultural Olympiad (UK), Womad (UK); The New Hebridean Festival (Scotland), Festival Bled (Slovenia) and Colours of Ostrava (Czech Republic). In 2014, Yamma was included in the official showcase for WOMEX, a spot which is rare and coveted amongst artists from Australia as well as internationally.


released October 9, 2014

All songs written by Frank Yamma except 'Memories' written by Brian Kline and 'Beginning of the Day' and 'Todd Mall' written by Frank Yamma and David Bridie.

Produced by David Bridie
Recorded by Simon Polinski and Tom Hutchens at Periscope, The Enormodome and Haus Bilas studios.

Mixed by Tom Hutchens except 'Everybody's Talking' mixed by Simon Polinski.

Mastered by Simon Polinski at Laundry Goat.

Acoustic, Electric Guitar and Vocals: Frank Yamma

Musicians: Bart Willoughby, Simon Pool, Phil Wales, Joe Creighton, Angus Burchall, Helen Mountfort, Sue Simpson, David Bridie, Russell Smith, Michael Barker.

Artistic Direction by Richard McGrath
Photography by:
Matt O'Sullivan at Wax Lyric
Mark Boskell
Eric Murray Lui
David Bridie
Richard McGrath
Front Cover photographer unknown
Layout by Andrew B. White

Thanks to Judy Armstrong, Selwyn Burns, Russell Smith, Maxine Agnes and Bertie Yamma, Ruth Armstrong, Greg Brown, Audrey and Nathan Brumby, Colleen Wyne, Lena Young, Shirley Reid, Serena Riley; Melinda Lucas, Richard McGrath, Graeme Regan; Carolyn Logan, Andrew Penney, Tilly Morris and all of the Penney & Logan team; Simon Polinski, Tom Hutchens, Phil Wales, Helen Mountfort, Dena Curtis, Eric Murray Lui; Jane Whitford, my UK agen Chris Wade at Adastra, Amy Chapman and all at the Wantok Musik Foundation, Australia Council and Arts SA for their continued faith and support.

Special thanks to Briane Kline for allowing me to sing his song 'Memories'.

A big thanks to all the many people who have helped me over the journey. - Frank


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Frank Yamma Kaltukatjara, Australia

Frank Yamma is a traditional Pitjantjatjara man from Australia's central desert. An extraordinary songwriter and an exceptional guitarist, Frank also has an incredible voice, rich, deep and resonant. Regarded by many as one of Australia’s most important Indigenous songwriters, his ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries constantly sets new standards through his music. ... more


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