Australian singer-songwriter Frank Yamma embarks on a new tour this July and August, bringing his distinctive indigenous roots style to stages across the UK. A traditional Pitjantjatjara man from Australia’s central desert, Yamma speaks five languages and is regarded by many as one of Australia’s most important indigenous songwriters. An extraordinary songwriter and an exceptional guitarist, he also has an incredible voice – rich, deep and resonant. Yamma’s brutally honest tales of alcohol abuse, cultural degradation, respect for the old law and the importance of country are spine tingling, and his ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries constantly sets new standards through his music.
“He concentrates on the history and problems of his homeland, but does so using western rather than traditional music styles…[creating] gusty and often pained ballads…epic and soulful.” - The Guardian
Frank Yamma’s tour starts in early July, and encompasses a number of festivals including BT River of Music where he will take part in Sing Sing. This is a project under the direction of David Bridie that brings together musicians from 18 different nations in the Australasian region to explore shared traditions.
No shows booked at the moment.