Frank Yamma
Frank Yamma with guitar
Frank Yamma at home
Frank Yamma - Portrait
  • country:Australia
  • style(s):Traditional, Contemporary
  • label:Wantok Musik
  • type:Solo
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist posted by:Strada Music LLP

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  • Frank Yamma (Guitar, Vocals)


An amazing indigenous singer-songwriter from the Central Australian desert. Yamma brings to life stories and songs of the struggles
of the aboriginal people of Australia.

Frank Yamma is a traditional Pitjantjatjara man from Australia's central desert and speaks five languages. An extraordinary songwriter and an exceptional guitarist, 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 his country are spine tingling. His ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries constantly sets new standards.

His acclaimed new album Countryman has been highly lauded in Australia, being honoured with "Album of The Week" on Melbourne's prestigious and influential Triple R Radio station as well as being playlisted nationally on ABC Radio. Four and five star reviews are unanimous in their praise for this unique indigenous songwriter and "Countryman".

Click on this link to the video clip for the first song on the album Countryman - "She Cried"