Music

PAW-Media-rlu kardu mani-ka Wapirra-kurlangu manu reggae mujiki yapa-kurlangu karlu recordi-mani manu nyiyakanti-kanti muji-ki nyampurlaju.

Music is a vital and exciting part of desert life. Ranging from desert rock with its driving beats, to reggae and gospel the bands of the Tanami never fail to get audiences dancing and singing along. The PAW Media Music Studio has a constant flow of musicians coming and going to record a track for one of our compilation CDs or simply as a track for playing out on the PAW Radio Network.

Warning: this website may contain the voices and images of deceased Aboriginal persons. Aboriginal viewers should exercise care in viewing and listening to the content.

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Tjamuku Ngurra

01.34pm 07 March 2011

Tjamuku Ngurra by Nathan Brown. From the CD Yapa Beats...... CONTINUED »

Pmara Jutunta by Central Desert Band from Pmara Jutunta

01.37pm 09 May 2011

A song about the memories of living out...... CONTINUED »

I Shall be Released

03.07am 07 March 2011

Jimmie Langdon of Living Water Church of Yuendumu.... CONTINUED »

Tanami Road : excerpt only

03.38pm 16 April 2011

Track from the Aboriginal Rules soundtrack.

For more...... CONTINUED »

Nguru Nyampurla

01.55pm 07 March 2011

Nguru Nyampurla by Clifford Scottie Brown. From Yapa...... CONTINUED »

Kungka Kutju

01.49pm 07 March 2011

Ngurra Yirritija by Derek Williams. From Yapa Beats :...... CONTINUED »

Jamirdi by Karrku Band of Nyirripi

01.13pm 09 May 2011

Track 6 of the Tanami Tracks CD. Available from our CONTINUED »

Wanta by Karrku Band of Nyirripi

01.26pm 09 May 2011

A song about the coldness of evening and sheltering from...... CONTINUED »

Be With You

03.19am 07 March 2011

Be With You by Caleb Hargraves

A love song about...... CONTINUED »

Nguru Walalja : excerpt only

03.39pm 16 April 2011

Written by Gordon Jangala Robertson

From the...... CONTINUED »

Purlja vs Football - excerpt only

03.38pm 16 April 2011

This song from the Aboriginal Rules soundtrack, was a...... CONTINUED »

Razor Bore by Central Desert Band from Pmara Jutunta

01.33pm 09 May 2011

Song about the problems of...... CONTINUED »

Pitulu paya parntirnu by Balgo Band

06.50pm 14 April 2011

Track 7 of the Yuendumu Battle of the Bands 2009 CD....... CONTINUED »

Nyarrpara-kurra na Yani? (Show me the way) : excerpt only

03.38pm 16 April 2011

Excerpt of track from the Aboriginal Rules soundtrack...... CONTINUED »

Kurdu by Warnayaka Band

07.13pm 14 April 2011

Track 10 of the Yuendumu Battle of the Bands 2009 CD....... CONTINUED »

Kuwarri Tjiitjunya Kutjula Walkkunma (Jesus died on the cross for us) from the Walungurru Gospel Band of Kintore

01.07pm 09 May 2011

Track 5 of Tanami Tracks. Available from our CONTINUED »

Karnta kangku parntarni by Rising Wind

06.31pm 14 April 2011

Track 4 of the Yuendumu Battle of the Bands 2009 CD....... CONTINUED »

Wati kura : excerpt only

03.40pm 16 April 2011

Wati Kura (recorded live at Yuendumu Sports...... CONTINUED »

Dream Again

05.26am 04 March 2011

Reggae song by Esau Japanangka Marshall
Luritja and...... CONTINUED »

Yapa Nganimpa Nyangu

01.31pm 07 March 2011

Clifford Brown of Rising Wind. Track 2 on the CONTINUED »

Stranger by Spinifex Band from Ali Curung

12.52pm 09 May 2011

Track 1 from the Tanami Tracks CD. Available through our...... CONTINUED »

Marna

05.19am 04 March 2011

Hip hop track by Esau Japanangka Marshall recorded at...... CONTINUED »

Watch them leave - excerpt only

03.39pm 16 April 2011

Lyrics by Courtney Singleton, music by Luke...... CONTINUED »

Live together

01.47pm 05 April 2011

By Sebastian Poulson. Track recorded at PAW Media music...... CONTINUED »

Coniston by Anmatyerr Highway Band from Laramba

01.51pm 09 May 2011

Singer Barry Nelson Jupurrurla
Drummer...... CONTINUED »

Mangkurdu by Lander River Band from Willowra

01.41pm 09 May 2011

Singer/songwriters Preston Martin Jangala &...... CONTINUED »

Sober Driver by Desert Mulga

06.23pm 10 May 2011

The winning entry in the 2011 Yuendumu Road Safety Song...... CONTINUED »

Mayatja Tjiitju from the Walungurru Kids of Kintore (Walungurru)

01.02pm 09 May 2011

Track 4 from the Tanami Tracks CD. Available from our CONTINUED »

Mt Allan by the Mt Allan Band of Yuelamu

12.56pm 09 May 2011

Track 2 of the Tanami Tracks CD. Available from our CONTINUED »

No Buildings : excerpt only

03.37pm 16 April 2011

Closing track of the Aboriginal Rules documentary :...... CONTINUED »

Alperrakenyei by Mt Allen Band from Yuelamu

01.44pm 09 May 2011

A song about the memory of a lot of people living at...... CONTINUED »

Aileron by Anmatyerr Highway Band of Laramba

01.48pm 09 May 2011

Engineered by
Donovan Rice Jampijinpa, Mathew...... CONTINUED »

Lonely

03.14am 07 March 2011

Lonely by Desert Mulga Band

A song about a man,...... CONTINUED »

Nguru Kurlu by Lander River Band of Willowra

01.00pm 09 May 2011

The song refers to the Coniston Massacre of 1928 that...... CONTINUED »

Breathe Blow Cough - the ear health song

11.57pm 16 August 2012

PAW Media's Scottie Japanangka Brown wrote the music to...... CONTINUED »

Yirraru nyinami by Warnayaka Band

06.38pm 14 April 2011

Track 5 of the Yuendumu Battle of the Bands 2009 CD....... CONTINUED »

Warlukurlangu - excerpt only

03.38pm 16 April 2011

From the Aboriginal Rules soundtrack. For more...... CONTINUED »

Pina Yarntini Ngurra Kurra

01.44pm 07 March 2011

Pina Yarntini Ngurra Kurra by North Side Band. From Yapa...... CONTINUED »

Nyurru wiyi : excerpt only

03.38pm 16 April 2011

Wriiten by Ned Jampijinpa Hargraves
Ned Hargraves...... CONTINUED »

Kuwarri Mamalu Kulirani from Walungurru Gospel Band of Kintore

01.16pm 09 May 2011

Track 7 of the Tanami Tracks CD. Available from our CONTINUED »

Ngurra Yurrampi by Rising Wind

07.18pm 14 April 2011

Track 11 of the Yuendumu Battle of the Bands 2009 CD....... CONTINUED »

Reggae Dave and Desert Mulga Band play live!

10.47am 21 August 2012

Reggae Asera, affectionately known as "Reggae Dave"...... CONTINUED »

Music News

11 Jul 2016

PAW Yapa Beats 3 OUT NOW!!!!

  This new compilation from PAW Media (formerly Warlpiri Media) features some of the most popular central desert...... DETAILS »

19 Jan 2015

Yapa Beats 2 now on iTunes

Available on iTunes Yapa Beats 2 is now available on iTunes..add it to your collection... DETAILS »

06 Mar 2014

2014 Music Recording Program Announced

Applications are now open for participation in the 2014 PAW Music Recording Program.  PAW Media is excited to offer our...... DETAILS »

02 Aug 2013

Music Stage Set Up Training @ PAW Media

We love putting on community concerts at PAW Media.  To learn how to make our concerts sound great, we invited ArtBack...... DETAILS »

23 Apr 2013

Yuendumu Community Concerts

It’s been a big week for PAW with two great concerts! ICTV launched its new digital station on the PAW stage last...... DETAILS »

28 Mar 2012

Music production training for PAW staff

PAW Media staff recently participated in audio production training with Simon Hardiman, from National Tech Training. The...... DETAILS »

09 Aug 2011

2011 Road Safety Song Contest CD available

The CD of the successful 2011 Road Safety Song Contest is now available at our online shop. Featuring local bands as well as...... DETAILS »

07 Aug 2011

Yuendumu Battle of the Bands 2011

Saturday 30th July saw bands from far, wide and close to home get up on PAW Media's music stage to compete for big prizes,...... DETAILS »

10 May 2011

Desert Mulga has winning song for road safety

The Road Safety Song Contest at Yuendumu had everyone smiling and dancing as local and visiting bands played their best to...... DETAILS »

07 May 2011

Road Safety Song Contest this weekend

Preparations for the Road Safety Song Contest at Yuendumu this Sunday (May 8) are well underway. The Yuendumu School is...... DETAILS »

06 May 2011

Sista Sounds women's music workshops

Sista Sounds have been inspiring budding young Divas with songwriting workshops in Yuendumu this week.  Sista Sounds is...... DETAILS »

15 Apr 2011

Music, music, music at PAW Media

April and May 2011 are full of music activities for PAW Media. We've got a lot going on leading up to the Road Safety Song...... DETAILS »

05 Apr 2011

Road Safety Songwriting Workshops

PAW's Road Safety Song Contest songwriting workshops will be held in communities across the Central Desert over the next few...... DETAILS »

09 Mar 2011

Curtis Fry makes a CD

The PAW Music Studio has been rocking to the sound of Curtis Fry. Curtis, one of PAW Media's most popular radio broadcasters...... DETAILS »

14 Nov 2010

PAW Music Studio gets commissioned

We were asked recently by the Central Land Council to create a music soundtrack for a video on the work of the Central Land...... DETAILS »