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 Cole, shot the music video in Alice Springs, also incorporating footage from a Tjintu Desert Band performance in Amata, South Australia and Hermannsburg, west of Alice Springs.
Tjamuku Ngurra (meaning ‘Grandfather’s Country’ in the Luritja language) was the lead single from Tjintu Desert Band’s debut album, released 7 March 2014.
Special thanks go to CAAMA Music’s trainee sound engineer, Tharron Mogridge, and Ethan Castle (none other than Jacinta Price‘s son) for lending their deadly dancing skills to the music video!
CAAMA Music, Australia’s first Aboriginal record label, has been supporting Australian indigenous musicians for over thirty years. Read more here.