The Sounds of Amata


Alongside the team at QSC Australia, Audio-Technica Australia was lucky enough to be a part of the latest TAG Cares initiative which saw the team venture to Amata in the South Australian Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.

When the TAG Cares team ventured to the Amata community last year to deliver some instruments and equipment, they were blown away by the wealth of local talent and the incredible level of musicianship. After a number of discussions, the band asked if the TAG team could assist them in capturing the sounds of Amata and record their music so it could be heard far and wide.

In March of this year, the TAG Cares team returned to the Amata community for a four-day stint of recording. Converting the community’s school gymnasium into a makeshift studio with the help of QSC and Audio-Technica equipment, the team set out to record as many songs as possible.

‘Families’ and ‘Munganka’ are the first two songs to be released from this session. They are Musgrave Band’s first studio recordings and the songs are sung in the Pitjantjatjara language. The music videos capture the beauty of the APY Lands as well as a look into the recording sessions. The video views are already starting to climb and the songs are receiving radio play thanks to a number of local community radio stations.

You can follow the team at QSC Australia here and of course, the journey of the Musgrave Band here.




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