Central Australia’s local favourites, Tjintu Desert Band, are about to reach new audiences with the release of their new album, ‘Tjamuku Ngurra’, released on 7 March by CAAMA Music. It will be distributed nationally by MGM and promoted by AUM PR – a company that has worked extensively promoting Indigenous artists into the mainstream, including Gurrumul, Dan Sultan, Shellie Morris and East Journey.

“We can’t wait to share our songs and stories with the rest of the country”, saying Jeffrey Zimran, lead guitarist for the band.

Tjintu Desert Band Photo Ian Dunn

With national review coverage following in the next few weeks, the sound of Central Australia’s unique ‘desert reggae’ will soon be coming from radios all over the country.

This is a definitive album release for the next chapter in the evolution of Alice Springs’ own Aboriginal record label.  “This release signals a new phase for CAAMA Music and Aboriginal musicians from the centre. It raises the bar for Australia’s unique Central Desert sound, Australia’s real alternative music scene. Music lovers can expect a lot more new music coming out of the desert over the next few years.” Micheal ‘Miko’ Smith – General Manager CAAMA Music.

The new album ‘Tjamuku Ngurra’ (meaning ‘Grandfather’s Country’) features a sixteen page booklet of lyrics in Luritja and their English translations, along with impressive panoramic photos taken of the band’s home community, Ikuntji/Haasts Bluff. Through their music the band hopes to share their culture and connection to the land.

Read the full press release here.

The album is available for sale from the CAAMA Music shop on Todd Street from 7 March, as well as through digital outlets such as iTunes and Google Play.