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Frank Yamma

Instruments  Guitar
Record label  Wantok Musik
Name  Frank Yamma
Labels  Wantok Musik

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Role  Musician ยท
Albums  Uncle, Playing With Fire - Warungku Inkanyi, Countryman
Similar People  David Bridie, Emma Donovan, Warren H Williams, Radical Son, George Telek

Associated acts  David Bridie, Isaac Yamma

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Frank Yamma (fl. c. 2000) is an Australian musician.


Frank is a singer and songwriter from Central Australia and is a Pitjantjatjara man who speaks 5 languages and sings in both Pitjantjatjara and English. He is the son of Issac Yamma, an early proponent of singing Western style songs in traditional language.

Frank's style of music is Indigenous Roots (World Music) and he writes about his country and his people. He has performed in bands Ulpanyali Band, Digital Dreaming, Terrasphere, Piranpa ('skinny white lizards' in Pitjantjatjara) and his father's Pitjantjatjara Country Band. He currently performs mainly solo or accompanied by David Bridie on piano and Helen Mountfort on cello.

Frank Yamma & Piranpa won a Deadly in 1999 for their album Playing with Fire. In 2005, with David Bridie, he won AGSC Screen Music Award for Best Original Song Composed for a Feature Film, Telemovie, TV Series or Mini-Series

Yamma recorded a set for TripleJ's Live at the Wireless that was broadcast on 19 February 2001. He has had multiple live performances broadcast on Radio National's Live on Stage series. He was a featured artist of the ABC TV show Sending a message : Naidoc concert.

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  • Solo albums
  • Frank Yamma & Piranpa
    Playing with Fire (1999) - CAAMA Music
    Keep up the pace (2006) - CAAMA Music
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    Solid Eagle (1997) - CAAMA Music
    Countryman (2010) - Wantok/ Planet
    Uncle (2014) - Wantok Musik

  • Feature albums
  • Digital Dreaming
    Inma Wiru (1999) - Iguana Records
    Terrasphere (1997) - CAAMA Music
    Ulpinyali Band
    Ulpinyali Band (1989) - CAAMA Music

  • Compilation albums
  • Corroboration (2001) - Festival Mushroom
    Olympic Record (2000) - Warner Music Group
    Songlines - Acoustic Sounds (1997)- EMI & ABC Music
    Port Fairy Festival (1986) Independent
    Wantok Volume 1 (2011) - Wantok Musik/Planet


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