Tickets on sale online & at DeBarra’s
Frank Yamma will be accompanied on piano by fellow Australian performer David Bridie of Not Drowning Waving and My Friend The Chocolate Cake fame. For over twenty years these two friends have collaborated on live performances, songwriting and recording. Their music has been enjoyed around the globe – at ancient castles from Scotland to Slovenia, at festivals from the UK to the Australian desert, and beyond. This combined performance featuring two of Australia’s celebrated performers will be a rare treat.
Having spent the Australian Winter touring across Europe and UK with shows in Latvia, Lithuania, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Poland, and Switzerland, Australian Indigenous soulster Frank Yamma plays one show in Clonakilty at De Barra’s on Thu 25 June.
Closer to home Frank also performed at this years’ TedX Sydney in May and is nominated for a NIMA Award for his new album Uncle. An initiated Pitjantjatjara man, Frank sings in his native Indigenous language and in English. His mighty songs, magical guitar playing and deeply arresting voice cross cultural and musical boundaries – a love song sung in Pitjantjatjara will make your heart sing in whatever language you speak.
Come and see why Frank Yamma is the man everybody’s talking about in the global world music scene, performing songs from both of his acclaimed albums – Countryman and Uncle. “… the songs resonate with grace and power, whilst Yamma’s sense of rhythm and timing in his guitar playing is tinged with the ghosts of old time Delta bluesmen like Lead Belly and Lightnin’ Hopkins, mixed with traditional folk ballads and a little bit of reggae thrown in on songs like Down The River.” (Buzz Magazine, UK)
Frank Yamma Quotes
“The voice grabs you first, a soulful shout of pain and yearning to connect and remember. But it’s the voice, relating hard tales with honesty and emotion that makes this a raw, stripped-back classic.” The Independent UK
“Yamma’s rich, powerful voice resonates and is as spiritually charged as any of the songs on Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s solo CD or Archie Roach’s albums.” Tony Hillier, The Australian
“… one of Australia’s most sought after indigenous artists. Yamma’s heartfelt set of husky, beautiful songs hit the AWME crowd like a sucker punch…” Jane Cornwall, Songlines /BBC3 (5 Star Review)
“Frank Yamma … received a standing ovation from a packed house” Rhythms Magazine