Frank Yamma is without a doubt one of Australia’s most significant Indigenous songwriters with an ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries. An initiated Pitjantjatjara man, Frank sings in his native language and English. His mighty songs, magical guitar playing and deeply evocative voice are all there in his compelling new album ‘Uncle’ – released in late 2014. Although he’s lived in Adelaide for many years, Frank’s spirit belongs to the heart of Australia. Uluru. Docker River. Ernabella. Central Australia. As Frank says, “wherever the Pitjantjatjara mob come from”.
Yamma’s deadliest album to date could not have arrived at a more opportune time. 4 1/2 stars.
Countryman is an absorbing and immensely moving listening experience.
Frank Yamma is going to break your heart, wipe away your tears, then make you cry some more… In the most enjoyable way possible.
[Loud n Local]