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Frank Yamma - She Cried

Frank Yamma - She Cried
Frank Yamma is a traditional Pitjantjatjara man from Australia's central desert and speaks five languages. An extraordinary songwriter and an exceptional guitarist, Frank Yamma also has an incredible voice, rich, deep and resonant.

Regarded by many as one of Australia’s most important Indigenous Songwriters, Yamma’s brutally honest tales of alcohol abuse, cultural degradation, respect for the old law and the importance of country are spine tingling. Frank has the ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries and constantly sets new standards through his music.

Frank’s latest CD Countryman is the first release for the new Wantok Musik Label. Recorded at an isolated run down country house in Taralga near Goulburn, Countryman is an album full of great songs of longing, of romance, of immense beauty. Songs of imprisonment, of the desert's great beauty, of the contradictions between Frank's life as a respected initiated man and a disrespected outsider in the cities where jail, poverty and discrimination are a part of everyday life.

About this track...

Harrowing heartbreaking story of too many indigenous people living on the streets of Alice, Port Augusta or Adelaide – losing their culture, drinking too much, no-one to look out for them. A woman in trouble is looking for a way to kill the pain, trying to find another way out.

Other tracks by Frank Yamma: Nguta Waljilpa  -  Calling your name  
Number Of People In Act 3 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In NT
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Central Australia
Taken From The Release Titled Countryman
Copyright Holder's Name Frank Yamma
Media Servicing Date 2010-10-08
Main Genre Indigenous
Genre 3 Acoustic
Genre 4 Rock
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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