Tag Archives: Aboriginal Music

Warren H Williams Sings About Spirituality This Christmas

While Christmas has many meanings, whether its a religious celebration or spending time with family, but for Warren H Williams, Christmas is about Aboriginal spirituality, Dreamtime stories and loving his land. Listen to this brand new, unreleased track performed at the AMSANT birthday celebration conference with local musicians Dave Crowe, Danielle Young, Katie Harder and Mark McCormack.

Blekbala Mujik Live in the CAAMA Studios!

One of Australia’s most iconic Aboriginal bands, Blekbala Mujik, visited CAAMA to launch their greatest hits CD. The band talks about their early roots recording at the old CAAMA studios and then listening back to the songs on our radio shows, and introduces the new line up. You’ll also hear a live performance of the track ‘Uluru’ which celebrates the hand back of the sacred site to its traditional owners in 1985.

Cassandra Williams sings Falling Down on Snapshot 3

Cassandra Williams- caama photo
The Williams name  is synonomous with Central Australia’s finest music. Ntaria based artist Cassandra continues the fine family tradition with her latest song which is showcased on Snapshot 111.

5 to WIN


To celebrate the release of Tjintu Desert Band’s new CD ‘Tjamuku Ngurra’ we’re giving away 5 packs including the CD, t-shirt and cap! To win, make sure you “like” our page on Facebook (Caama Alice Springs) as well as the CAAMA Music page on Facebook, then tell us the answer to this question:
What do the Luritja words ‘Tjamuku Ngurra’ mean in English? To get a hint, visit our website  bit.ly/1cWnKih

RIBS – On the Road Again

RIBS – On the Road Again

As our 2012 year starts to wind down, the RIBS coordinator is on the road to as many communities as she can to catch up, renew music & assist & train where its needed – check out my great office …

Keep an eye out for the RIBS Rocket & come & say Hello….

Latest RIBS Visit to Areyonga

We had a great day in Areyonga Monday 29th. Jonathon took us for a small tour of some of the highlights of the township …


Thanks again Jonathon for helping Kenny out & doing some of his show

while he is in Hospital … Working together as a team has been huge in RIBS recently… Thanks to the whole RIBS Team, its been great!!! and you gotta love the wallpaper in my office!!!

Bush Bands Bash is going off!

If you’re in Alice Springs tonight make sure you head down to Anzac Oval, for Bush Bands Bash 2012! It’s been a great night so far and there’s much more to come!

Live performances from deadly bush bands… Sunshine Reggae, South East Desert Metal, Sandridge Band, Irrunytju Band, Central Reggae Band, Desert Mulga! And of course, it’s all being broadcast live on CAAMA Radio 8KIN FM, up until midnight!

Sandridge Band – BamFest 2012!

Sandridge Band perfoming at BamFest 2012 in Tennant Creek, as part of the Desert Harmony Festival 2012!

Brought to you live on CAAMA Radio 8KIN FM!

The Santa Teresa Girlz At CAAMA

The Santa Teresa Girlz came to CAAMA this week for more training. Studio 5 was in good use as they developed further skills in broadcasting. Their weekly program is growing with about 15 to 17 requests every week for playing during the hour. The mixture of genre is interesting  as the request go from Reggae to Country to Hip Hop – this also shows a wide age range too for this great initiative for senior students at Santa Teresa School…


Aputula RIBS Visit at the Aputula Store Health Initiative

The Aputula Store Health Initiative – saw the no. 9 AFL player cards fruit and vegetable
promotion very successful for Aputula Community. If any one purchased any article of fruit or vegetables they received an AFL Team card, and when they had 7 they could then enter the draw to win a big screen TV. Every person received a card who purchased fresh fruit & vegetables, and this saw a total entry of 1600 names from this community of around 250 regular members.

The serious side of the initiative is the 155% increase over 12 months of the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables being purchased and consumed on the community. Healthy living for individuals and having constant access to fresh fruit & veges through the store is the big winner in this community.


The fun side of this is the final draw, to see who has won this big screen TV. The photos go to show how Aputula Community members have embraced this notion, and willingly is putting new snack and meal ideas into practice. The  NPY Healthy Living promotions mob assisted on the day by supplying & demonstrating healthy eating through kebabs and supplied ingredients for them which were cooked either on the bbq or on a fire, Nigel, the store manager, supplied chops, sausages, hamburger patties and bread which gave everyone a great and healthy meal. The food ideas started off with a demo and tasting of “Banana Smoothies” this was soon followed by the kebab making & then a fruit juicing & fruit drink making demo saw apples, oranges & carrots being made into very healthy fruit drinks, then everyone got a chance to taste fresh fruit & plain yoghurts deserts …

The event happened on the lawn in front of the community store, and everyone tried the new recipes & for some the new style of eating.


East Journey on CAAMA Radio

East Journey…a young Aboriginal band from Yolngu homelands in North East Arnhem Land NT… will be performing at this year’s NIMA awards in August.

The National Indigenous Music Awards are known by some as the “ARIAS of Indigenous Music”.

East Journey is also up for nominations for the NIMA’s….

They speak to Nerida Currey on Strong Voices about the NIMAS, their music, and the importance of mixing crucial messages and traditional sounds and songlines with contemporary styles of music.

5.6.12 East Journey

To nominate your favourite bands for the National Indigenous Music Awards, or to find out more information, head to www.nima.musicnt.com.au

Sunshine Reggae Band preform “Walpa Wari”