Tjamuku Ngurra – Tjintu Desert Band

$25.00 $20.00 inc GST

Singing in the Aboriginal language of Luritja, Tjintu Desert Band (pronounced Jin-Too) combine funk, rock, reggae and dub grooves to create a distinct desert sound that simultaneously captures its wide-open spaces, its brutal beauty and its formidable darkness. Large and powerful tribal choruses combine with roots and rock influences – featuring Spanish inspired acoustic guitar, rock reggae electric riffs and all supported by a consistent moving dub bass.

Since the release of their debut album, ‘Tjamuku Ngurra’, in March 2014 they have performed all around the country – Barunga Festival, the NIMA Awards,  Alice Desert Festival, Around the Campfire,  Australasian World Music Expo (AWME) in Melbourne, Woodford Folk Festival over New Year’s Eve, Nannup Music Festival 27 Feb – 2 March and WOMADelaide in March 2015.

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Tjintu Desert Band – “Tjamuku Ngurra” album also available on iTunes and Google Play

Since release of the debut album they are now Central Australia’s biggest desert reggae act.

Album reviews:


“Coming out of Central Australia, this earthy, melodic album warms your ears and gives plenty of space for pleasure to live…Tjintu Desert Band capture that beauty and heart of indigenous music.” – Arne Sjostedt, Canberra Times


“Tjintu Desert Band are one of the most exciting of the reggae bands to emerge from Central Australia. They do it with such force you could imagine them reaching out to a national and international audience. They would light up a stage at Bluesfest or Woodford with their rocksteady grooves and soulful voices.” – Noel Mengel, Courier Mail (Brisbane)


“Wow, what an amazing sound! I want to be at a live show of theirs right now, so I can really dance around… Listening to that makes me proud to be a Territorian.” – Julia Christensen, ABC Darwin


“It really gives you a sense of both country and soul – the country they live in and the soul of the people.”– Bernard Zuel on ABC Darwin



“Grandfathers Dreaming…seems to come straight from a campfire session – clapsticks, harmonica and stunning harmonies going a long way to providing an insight into the rest of the album’s lyrics for non-Luritja language speakers. The sound of central Australia.”  – Tyler McLoughlan,


Additional information

Weight .1 kg