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Tom E Lewis joins Big Rivers Festival Katherine this weekend

Tom E Lewis joins Big Rivers Festival Katherine this weekend

MEGA NEWS! Music and movie legend Tom E Lewis has joined the lineup for the BIG RIVERS Community Festival this weekend in Katherine NT, 15th and 16th August.     Rhythms Magazine said that his album ‘Beneath the Sun’ could be the “most genuinely Australian contemporary recording this century”. Check out one of the tracks from that album here.   Tom E Lewis – Can’t Change Your Name is the first film clip from the album “Beneath The Sun” Tom E Lewis is Bob Dylan, Nick Cave and Tom Waites rolled into Aboriginal Australia.  Buy CD...

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Graham T. Lake Testimonial

Graham T. Lake Testimonial

Having grown up with my Father being involved with the development of electronics in this country, I have a fairly sound (no pun intended) understanding of the recording process from go to whoa in regards of music production.   For me, CAAMA has opened up a whole new vista in terms of the development of Australian music (whether it be mainstream or indigenous) and am very impressed with the production and mastering of the CD’s I have purchased: World class!   Am also impressed with the song writing and quality of the bands in your catalogue. It seems that there is a whole new genre in Desert Reggae developing and can see this going a long way. If only I had a lounge room twice as big, I could probably successfully buy a heap more but, unfortunately, the allocated space has been pushed to the boundaries.   I am also impressed with the appearance and easy navigation of your web-site and the ease of on-line ordering as well. Good to see that your site has the same up-to-date functionality as any other music site.   Graham T. Lake, QLD August...

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Less than a week left to support the Alukura crowdfunding campaign!

Less than a week left to support the Alukura crowdfunding campaign!

CAAMA Music has opened the Alukura Crowd Funding Campaign, on a mission to raise money to produce the Alukura compilation CD comprising of original songs by 8 very talented Aboriginal singer-songwriters. We are looking to raise $10,000 before 30 May – and there are lots of rewards on offer! Visit the campaign page here. To read more information about the campaign and/or donate visit our Chuffed campaign at https://chuffed.org/project/alukuracompilation  Every little bit of support helps and your donation will attract a prize. Some of the goodies you get when you donate:    ...

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Bunna Lawrie acknowledges all Mothers on “Mother’s Day”

Bunna Lawrie acknowledges all Mothers on “Mother’s Day”

Bunna Lawrie acknowledges all Mothers on “Mother’s Day” with his new song ‘Mother’

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Tjintu Desert Band Interview by Anangu Teenagers at WOMADelaide Festival

Tjintu Desert Band Interview by Anangu Teenagers at WOMADelaide Festival

Tjintu Desert Band interview by Anangu teenagers at WOMADelaide Festival 2015

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Byron Cross Testimonial

Byron Cross Testimonial

CAAMA is at the forefront of getting it out there for the rest of Australia and hopefully the World

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Keith Tucker, Technical Director, Mbantua Festival

Keith Tucker, Technical Director, Mbantua Festival

CAAMA Music ensured the final result was of highest quality.

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Paige Nguyen, Tourism Central Australia NT

Paige Nguyen, Tourism Central Australia NT

The CAAMA Music team were absolutely superb and fantastic to deal with

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Nigel Jamieson, Co-artistic Director, Mbantua Festival

Nigel Jamieson, Co-artistic Director, Mbantua Festival

CAAMA did a really fantastic job at Mbantua Festival.

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Tjintu Desert Band Plays at WOMADelaide Festival

Tjintu Desert Band Plays at WOMADelaide Festival

Tjintu Desert Band Plays at WOMADelaide Festival in Adelaide’s glorious Botanic Park from 6 – 9 March 2015.   The WOMADelaide festival hosts performances from over 400 of the world’s top traditional and contemporary musicians, artists, dancers and thinkers from every corner of the globe. This is a huge wonderful opportunity for the popular NT Tjintu Desert Band to share their music and stories with thousands of music lovers from around the world. Read all about Tjintu Desert Band at WOMADelaide here   View WOMADelaide Festival Program...

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Unique Job Opportunity at CAAMA Music

Unique Job Opportunity at CAAMA Music

Want to work at Australia’s oldest Aboriginal record label? CAAMA Music​ is looking for a highly organised project manager to work at our recording studio in Alice Springs. It will be a diverse and challenging opportunity for an Aboriginal person to further their career in the media/arts sector. We seek someone with a can-do and friendly attitude who is a team player and will fit in our fast paced work environment. The role requires; multitasking, efficient time management, grant writing & acquittal experience. The applicant should hold project management qualifications or experience with a keen focus on budget & timeline delivery. This role is also instrumental in maintaining current industry relationships and fostering new relationships with a national and international focus. Please email covering letter, resume and response to selection criteria to Sheralee Fitz, Corporate Services Manager; email csm@caama.com.au.  Any questions in regards to the position should be addressed to the Music Manager, Miko Smith on cmmanager@caama.com.au or 8951...

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Graham T Lake Testimonial 1

Graham T Lake Testimonial 1

Started watching a lot of indigenous acts on “SBS On Demand” quite a while back which prompted me to buy the Stiff Gins “Wind and Water” CD. A fantastic album which then got me searching for more which was how I came across your site. I am impressed with the amount of talent that there is out there. The music is refreshing, hopeful and obviously evolving into its own unique style. Great stuff and also well recorded, produced and mastered.   As for your new site, I was impressed when I noticed it had changed. It is very user friendly with an excellent layout. I like the fact that you can watch preview videos too. Are you able to do what some other music sites do and include short audio previews of album tracks? As you’ve probably noticed over the last few months, I have bought a few CD’s but am reluctant to “experiment” with your newer acts as information about them (apart from your site) is quite scarce. If I could listen to some previews, that would make a big difference.   Also, just an observation: there are those of us who are quite “tactile” in our ways and prefer to actually hold things in our hands and read about the product when we are listening. I notice that a lot of stuff from Central Australia (eg the Stewart Gaykamangu background song in your 2014 Highlights clip) is only available through I-Tunes. For years I (and many others I know) have avoided downloading I-Tunes because of conflicts with Windows files. This is no longer a problem because I thought the “Prison Songs” music was well worth it so bit the bullet and put it on my old computer. Is this the way (understandably in today’s world) that CAAMA is heading or is there still plans to keep publishing CD’s?   Mind you, the Missus keeps commenting on the amount of CD’s I have so maybe I might just have to start sneaking some downloads in!!     Thanks Heaps and keep up the good work!   Graham T. Lake, QLD , AUST, February...

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Prison Songs

Prison Songs

CAAMA Music release ‘Prison Songs’ is available for digital download through iTunes

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CAAMA MUSIC highlights for 2014

CAAMA MUSIC highlights for 2014

CAAMA Music has had a busy year. Please view our highlights for 2014 below We wish everyone a HAPPY Christmas and FANTASTIC  New Year CAAMA Music offices will be closed over the holiday period from: Monday 22 December to Sunday 11th January, back in the office on Monday 12th January     The background song in the above film is  by Stewart Gaykamangu, called ‘Tjukurpa Ninti (Touch the Silence) and is available to buy on ITunes at: ITunes link to kurpa-ninti-touch-silence...

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Paige Nguyen, Tourism Central Australia NT

The CAAMA Music team were absolutely superb and fantastic to deal with regards to setting up staging, sound and lighting for our awards night. Everything had close attention to detail and we are all so grateful that everything we asked for was delivered and more. Paige Nguyen, Tourism Central Australia

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CAAMA Music Interviewed for Deadly Vibe Magazine

CAAMA Music Interviewed for Deadly Vibe Magazine

“Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) Music is strengthening its ties with remote desert communities through an innovative regional music development program and focusing on mentoring new and fresh NT talent in the music industry…” Read the three-page feature about CAAMA in the ‘InVibe’ insert inside Deadly Vibe magazine: “Making music: CAAMA builds music partnership with remote communities” – Deadly Vibe, April 2013...

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CAAMA MUSIC WEBSITE LAUNCH

CAAMA MUSIC WEBSITE LAUNCH

Welcome to our new website! With its launch fans can now buy their favourite songs or albums in a range of formats. Each single track costs just $2 and comes as an mp3 file which is small enough for saving to your mobile phone. For those who prefer to listen to the absolute best quality possible, CDs are available for delivery both in Australia and worldwide, as well as the option of downloading high-quality wav files for our Snapshot compilations. Not many online music outlets offer wav downloads but here at CAAMA we wanted to give our fans more options and the best listening experience available. This website launch signifies the start of an exciting new phase of expansion for CAAMA Music. The number of staff has doubled, the projects are escalating and there’s a general buzz of excitement in the air as we look forward to the exciting projects planned for this year. Stay tuned to this space because there’s LOTS more to come from us over the next few...

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Terms and Conditions of Sale and Service

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By using this site you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. CAAMA Music is a division of Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (ICN 67) a Public Benevolent Institution registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act). Currency All prices are quoted in Australian dollars (AUD). All transactions are processed in AUD. Prices are GST inclusive. Shipping and Delivery We deliver products Australia wide, however at this time we do NOT accept international orders through our website, please contact us on +61 8 89534488 to enquire about a special order. Postage is included in the CD price where the customer orders a Physical CD. Orders are dispatched within 7 business days and shipping times are estimated at between 3-10 business days depending on your location within Australia. All packages are posted via Australia Post. Customer Service Policy CAAMA Music is committed to providing exceptional customer service and quality products. We endeavour to make sure that all products listed on our website are currently in stock and pricing is true and correct. In the event that an ordered item is not available or we are unable to fulfill your order we will notify you within 5 business days to arrange an agreeable alternative item, a backorder or a full refund. Refund Policy Please choose carefully. We do not normally give refunds if you simply change your mind or make a wrong decision. You can choose between a refund, exchange or credit where goods are faulty, have been wrongly described, are different to the product purchased on the website or doesn’t do what it is supposed to do. If you are seeking a refund, please contact CAAMA Music on 08 8953 4488 and have your order number handy or email sales@caamamusic.com.au outlining the reason for refund and your order number. Contact must be made with 4 weeks of purchase. Privacy Policy CAAMA Music is dedicated to keeping your details private. Please read our Privacy Notice to understand our practices. Security When purchasing from CAAMA Music your financial details are passed through a secure server using 128-bit SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption technology, the industry standard. If you have any questions regarding our security policy, please contact our customer support centre sales@caamamusic.com.au Disclaimer These Terms and Conditions of Sale of products by CAAMA Music are subject to laws applicable in the Northern Territory of Australia. The material within this website is distributed as an information source and is subject to change without notice. CAAMA Music reserves the right to make changes to our site, policies, Service Terms, and these Conditions of Use at any time. Links to other websites are inserted for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. CAAMA Music does not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of the CAAMA Music services shall be uninterrupted or error-free. You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the CAAMA Music service is at your sole risk. CAAMA, its directors, employees, affiliates, agents or contractors will in no case be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages arising from use of any CAAMA Music services, including but not limited to any errors or omissions in content, or loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content or product posted, transmitted or otherwise made available via the CAAMA Music service. CAAMA Music makes every reasonable effort to protect information submitted by you in connection with the Services, but...

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Copyright

This website and its content is copyright of CAAMA Music. © CAAMA Groups. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than you may print or download music content for your personal and non-commercial use only You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. All content included in or made available through any CAAMA Music Service, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, and data compilations is the property of CAAMA Music or its content suppliers and protected by Australian and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content included in or made available through any CAAMA Music Service is the exclusive property of CAAMA Music and its licences and is protected by Australian and international copyright laws. The automated and/or systematic collection of data from this website is prohibited. You may request permission to use the copyright materials on this website by writing to sales@caamamusic.com.au. We take the protection of our copyright very seriously. If we discover that you have used our copyright materials in contravention of the licence above, we may bring legal proceedings against you seeking monetary damages and an injunction to stop you using those materials. You could also be ordered to pay legal costs. If you become aware of any use of our copyright materials that contravenes or may contravene the licence above, please report this by email to...

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Privacy Policy

CAAMA Music is dedicated to keeping your details private. Any information we collect in relation to you, is kept strictly secured. We do not pass on/sell/swap any of your personal details with anyone. We only use this information to identify your orders. CAAMA Music uses cookies to allow you to login and purchase items on our website. Cookies sent to your computer from CAAMA Music only last while you’re browsing our website. We do not store persistent cookies on your computer. We do not keep a record of the IP addresses from which users access our site except where you have specifically provided us with information about yourself, in which case we also record your IP address for security purposes. CAAMA Music does not pass your private information on to a third party except where necessary to enable purchases from this site. Your personal information will not be shared with third parties for their marketing...

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Cultural Protocols

CAAMA respects the customs and cultures of all peoples and communities. Our commitment to recognising and respecting the cultures of all Australians are guided by these principles: • Respect • Control • Consultation, Communication and Consent • Recognition of Cultural and Intellectual Property • Integrity • Confidentiality • Acknowledgement and Consent CAAMA Music endeavours to ensure that proper regard and respect is paid to the sensitivities, cultural traditions and languages of indigenous peoples. CAAMA Music is committed to the maintenance of Indigenous culture, languages, laws and traditions and this is reflected in our recording and production practices. CAAMA Music supports the Australia Council for the Arts Protocols for producing Indigenous Australian...

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Snapshot II

Snapshot II

Click on the Album covers to listen or purchase: Snapshot I Snapshot II Here it is! A snapshot of the best bands currently circulating Central Australia. These artists form the unique musical vibe emanating from the centre of this beautiful continent. A sound that cannot be described in mere words, take a listen and absorb a snapshot of the Central Australian music scene. These recordings have been captured in varying locations and with various tools. A few of these tracks were recorded with just two microphones pointed at the band whilst they played in their remote community, some were recorded on modern equipment in the CAAMA studios at Alice Springs and the rest are somewhere in between. These recordings have a unique reverb which can only be captured by recording artists in hot tin sheds around the central desert of...

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Snapshot I

Snapshot I

Click on the Album covers to listen or purchase: Snapshot I Snapshot II Here it is! A snapshot of the best bands currently circulating Central Australia. These artists form the unique musical vibe emanating from the centre of this beautiful continent. A sound that cannot be described in mere words, take a listen and absorb a snapshot of the Central Australian music scene. These recordings have been captured in varying locations and with various tools. A few of these tracks were recorded with just two microphones pointed at the band whilst they played in their remote community, some were recorded on modern equipment in the CAAMA studios at Alice Springs and the rest are somewhere in between. These recordings have a unique reverb which can only be captured by recording artists in hot tin sheds around the central desert of...

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CAAMA Music

CAAMA Music

CAAMA Music is an Alice Springs-based company, owned and operated by Indigenous Australians, that has been recording, supporting and promoting Indigenous Australian music for more than 30 years. We are part of the CAAMA Group, Australia’s leading Aboriginal owned and controlled media organisation delivering culturally relevant content that helps preserve and maintain Indigenous culture. CAAMA Music is committed to working with Indigenous Australians at the community level to train, develop and nurture the talents and skills of artists and music industry workers through recording, performance, distribution and publishing. We offer state-of-the-art recording facilities, including production and post-production capabilities, equipment hire and full recording label services. These enterprises contribute to the ability of Indigenous Australians to generate and control their own creative and economic...

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Tjupi

Tjupi

Click on the Album to listen or purchase Tjupi Band Kuunyi (Poor Thing) Tjupi Band Kutju Ngarala Tjupi Band Ananyi (Going) Tjupi (Honey Ant) come from Papunya and play energetic and emotive desert reggae. Singing in Luritja as well as English, they are a musical inspiration for people across Central Australia. Tjupi Band in many ways epitomizes Central Australian desert reggae – sparse upbeat, driving kick and snare, in-language. The songs are about loneliness for country, love lost, listening to elders, following tradition, social issues, skin pride, tribal unity and cultural pride. Growing up learning from family members of Warumpi Band, they form part of the new wave of uniquely Indigenous Australian reggae. . Mentored by the famous Sammy Butcher, the band takes over where Warumpi Band finished. Unearthed by Triple J in 2010, Tjupi Band headlined the John Butler gig at The Alice Springs showground. Richard Kingsmill of Triple J describes the song Wati Kutjungku; “Love the harmonies on this – it paints such a rich picture of how inland Australia sounds. It cruises along simply but beautifully. Rating: 4/5” After a successful tour of Arnhem Land in 2011 and a new album “Ananyi”(I’m Going), Tjupi Band are well motivated to take their music...

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