Yapa Beats : from the desert

Popportunity CD released

Produced by CAAMA in cooperation with PAW Media, the Popportunity CD is a great compilation of reggae and desert rock. It includes talented songwriters and musicians from Yuendumu, with the beginning track from Esau Japanangka Marshall of PAW Media.  Called ‘The Dream” the song, sung in collaboration with Dwayne Abbott from Nyirripi, is a powerful song about escaping grog and the problems of being away from country.

Thanks to CAAMA for the great support and training that came PAW Media’s way through this project. Popportunity is being added to the playlist of the PAW Radio Network.  Contact the CAAMA store for more information on sales.

Yuendumu at the Australasian World Music Expo

Dennis Jakammara Nelson and Will Kendrew took off for Melbourne on Wednesday 18th November to take part in the 2nd Australasian World Music Expo.

Of course they will be handing out copies of Yapa Beats to share the joy around, but they’ll also be listening for music influences and ideas for new music that they can bring back to Yuendumu.

We’re looking forward to them coming back and giving us a rundown on the gig and workshops they attended.