Frank Yamma
Frank Yamma
  • country:Australia
  • style(s):Indigenous, Songwriter
  • label:Wantok Musik
  • type:Duo, Trio
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:vocal, piano, guitar
  • artist posted by:Wantok Musik

Line up

  • Frank Yamma (guitar)


Frank Yamma is without a doubt one of Australia’s most significant Indigenous songwriters with an ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries – a love song sung in Pitjantjatjara will make your heart sing in whatever language you speak. When he sings, you listen and travel with him. An initiated Pitjantjatjara man, Frank sings in his native language and English. His mighty songs, magical guitar playing and deeply evocative voice are all there in his compelling latest album ‘Uncle’ (2014). 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”.

Frank Yamma showcased at WOMEX 2014 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. His forthcoming album 'Tjukurpa - The Story' will be released in late October 2019, with special, limited edition vinyl.


Frank Yamma