Isaac Yamma

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Isaac Yamma
Also known as Isaac Yama
Born 1940
Kaltukatjara, Northern Territory, Australia
Died January 1990
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Labels CAAMA Records
Isaac Yama outside Ininti Store, Uluru, NT, Australia. 1983

Isaac Yamma (or Yama) (1940 – January 1990) was a country singer from Central Australia. He was a Pitjantjatjara man who was born by a waterhole near Docker River (Kaltukatjara). He started his musical career as a member of Areyonga Desert Tigers. He later performed with his band the Pitjantjatjara Country Band, a band made up of his sons Hector, Frank, Peter and Paul and his cousin Russell Yamma. His song were mostly sung in Pitjantjatjara. He was also a radio host on CAAMA Radio 8KIN FM.



  • Isaac Yama and the Pitjantjatjara Country Band (1987) – CAAMA
  • Isaac Yama and the Pitjantjatjara Country Band No.2 (1987) – CAAMA


  • Papal Concert, Alice Springs (1982) – Imparja
  • Desert Songs 1 (1982) – CAAMA
  • Desert Songs 2 (1983) – CAAMA
  • From the Bush (1990) – CAAMA
  • AIDS: How Could I Know (1989) – CAAMA
  • 25th Anniversary Compilation 2 (2006) – CAAMA


  • Cassette cover: Isaac Yama and the Pitjantjatjara Country Band No.2, 1987 [1]