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Rhythms mag – Nov/Dec 2014

Rhythms magazine is Australia’s leading roots music publication and their latest issue features two CAAMA Music bands. First up is a feature written by CAAMA Music’s publicist, Nicola Pitt, who toured Tjintu Desert Band to Barunga Festival in June. A trip that included many miles of highway, school visits, screaming fans, the Devils Marbles, hot...

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Vote for ‘Motika’ by Shannon Gallagher

Shannon Gallagher, lead singer of Desert Mulga, has composed a song for the Mitsubishi song writing competition Accelerate in which he could win $10,000 and have his song picked to be the promotional music behind their new advertising campaign. Shannon’s song ‘Motika’ (Aboriginal slang for motor car) evokes the long car journeys made in the...

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Around the Campfire concert – 17 October

A special concert featuring five outstanding Aboriginal musicians is being held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre on 17 October . The Around the Campfire concert will include performances by Central Australian musicians Jacinta Price, Warren H. Williams and Tjintu Desert Band, as well as Adelaide rap artist Caper and APY Lands band Iwantja.

Digitising our archives – thanks to iZotope!

CAAMA Music has an impressive back catalogue of Australian Aboriginal music and we often get people coming into our shop requesting old albums that were released years ago on cassette. So it’s been a priority of ours to re-master and re-release some of those gems from our archives, but it’s a time consuming and expensive...

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Tjintu Desert Band wins at ICTV Video Awards

The music video for Tjintu Desert Band’s popular hit ‘Tjamuku Ngurra’ has won the prize for Best Music Video at the ICTV Video Awards on 25 September. The awards were conducted at the 16th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival, held last week on the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland. CAAMA Music sound producer, Tim...

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Stewart Gaykamangu composition for Ayers Rock Resort: ‘Tjukurpa Ninti’

Central Australian Aboriginal musician, Stewart Gaykamangu, has composed the song ‘Tjukurpa Ninti’ commemorating the thirty year anniversary of the Ayers Rock Resort. CAAMA Music, the Aboriginal record label based in Alice Springs, was commissioned by Voyages to create a song that reflected the spiritual nature of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Meaning ‘Spirit Knows’ in...

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New Music Video by NIMAs-nominated Tjintu Desert Band

A new music video by Tjintu Desert Band has been released in the lead-up to their performance at the National Indigenous Music Awards this Friday 15 August in Darwin. Walpa Warri is the first track on the recently released album by CAAMA Music called ‘Snapshot III’, a compilation showcasing the best emerging indigenous artists in...

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‘Snapshot III’ album released on iTunes

The digital release this week of CAAMA Music’s new compilation album ‘Snapshot III’ showcases the best emerging artists being recorded now at CAAMA Music, the record label responsible for unearthing Aboriginal classics such as Warumpi Band, Coloured Stone and Frank Yamma. As well as being a platform for showcasing current CAAMA successes (such as Tjintu...

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NAIDOC Week in Alice Springs 6-13 July 2014

It’s NAIDOC Week from 6-13 July and there are lots of event planned over the next few days in Alice Springs.  CAAMA Radio will be broadcasting live from various sites around Alice Springs this week – so stay tuned to 100.5FM! Click here to view the information pamphlet and below are a list of the events around town.

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