Featuring an interview with The Staggers and Jaggs
Frank Yamma -‘Ngura Watjilpa’ [AU]
Frank Yamma – ‘She Cried’ [AU]
Frank Yamma – ‘Everybody’s Talking’ [AU]
Gawurra – ‘Ratja YaliTali’ [AU]
Mapstone – ‘Change’ [CA]
Trent Agecoutay – ‘Runnin’ [CA]
The Joey Only Outlaw Band – ‘No More Trouble In The Peace’ [CA]
Rae Spoon – ‘I Hear Them Calling’ [CA]
The Staggers and Jaggs – ‘Scatscratch’ [CA]
The Staggers and Jaggs – ‘What Do The Crows Know?’ [CA]
We introduce listeners this week to the sublime sounds of Australian Indigenous roots musician Frank Yamma. Frank is a Pitjantjatjara man from Central Australia who speaks 5 languages and sings in both Pitjantjatjara and English. He is about to embark on a rare Canadian tour, with a performance at the Wise Hall in Vancouver on 11 August, followed by the Robson Valley Music Festival on 13th and 14th of August. You can hear tracks from Frank’s albums ‘Countryman’ (2010) and ‘Uncle’ (2014) at the top of this week’s show.
Our special guests this week are East-Vancouver band The Staggers and Jaggs! I caught up with four the members of this energetic gypsy-jazz/rock/blues ensemble at a Sunday morning cafe show in Williams Lake, BC. I was most surprised and pleased to discover that one of the band members hails from Tasmania! Tune in to hear a great chat with these interesting folk.
Featured video: Frank Yamma – ‘Ngura Watjilpa’