YIRRKALA, in East Arnhem Land, is the latest community to join in the Regional Music Development Program launched by Alice Springs-based Indigenous record label CAAMA Music. The program aims to develop skills in regional communities to record music, organise local community concerts and maintain musical equipment. 

Under the scheme, communities are offered accredited music training and non-accredited industry training for selected arts workers and promising musicians or sound engineers.

The program has received financial support from the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, as well as assistance from Charles Darwin University and local councils.

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