More stories from the CAAMA team

  • Desert Divas Open Bush Bands Bash For 2015

    The Bush Bands Bash is now in its 12th year and has grown to become one of the biggest music events in the Central Desert Region, showcasing and celebrating contemporary Aboriginal music and language.

    To kick of the event, the Desert Divas took to the stage to open the show. Starting up in 2006 with six participants the DD has tripled in size and now includes Diva programs in Darwin, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs. This year the Divas have eight girls who have been through song-writing workshops and have been handling intense rehearsals the past few days to get ready for the special showcase. All the songs performed the girls wrote in the past three days and tell their stories about their values, hopes and dreams.

  • Feds Vs. Wests 2015 CAAFL Grand Final

    The 2015 CAALF Grand Final saw the Wests Football club take on the Federal Football club. The first half of the game seemed it could have gone either way, but by the time the teams returned to the field Feds turned up the heat to the go on and dominate, winning 18.12.120 to 4.14.38.

    Another great year of AFL in central Australia

  • CAAFL Women’s Grand Final

    The Alice Springs community flocked down to the TIO Traeger Park Stadium for the 2015 CA-AFL Grand finals! The women’s game kicked of the CAAMA Broadcast, with Pioneer E Girls taking on Alkamilya. It was a tense game that had the crowds on the edge of their seats! With epic kicks and skilled marks, the ladies of CA AFL showed why they deserve to play on the same size field as the men.

    The final score was

    9.5.59 – Pioneer

    8.4.49 – Alkamilya

    Best of field was awarded to Kaitlyn Armstrong who proved hard to beat throughout both halves of the game.

  • Batchelor Institute Graduation Ceremony 2015
  • Bush Bands Business 2015

    The 2015 Bush Bands Bash is back for another year, showcasing some of the best music to come from the desert region! As one of the biggest Aboriginal music events in the Northern Territory, the BBB allows desert bands to take part in sharing their music with both national and international crowds. Before jumping on stage to wow crowds with their music, the bands must take part in a three day business skills camp which teaches the bands how to deal with artist management, festival programming, publicity and other activities and workshops which see the bands grow from strength to strength.

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