Lajamanu Teenage Band

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Lajamanu Teenage Band
OriginLajamanu, Australia
MembersAlfred Rose - Vocals, Guitar
Kenneth Martin - Vocals, Guitar
Terry Banjo - Electric & Acoustic Guitar
Manuel Herbet - Drums
Asmen Pelasco - Keyboards
Cedric King - Bass Guitar, Keyboard
Mervyn Donald - Drums
Darren Penn - Bass

Lajamanu Teenage Band are a rock band from Lajamanu, a town located about 600 km to the north of Yuendumu. The members are Warlpiri and their songs are sung in Warlpiri and English. They are popular in the Aboriginal communities.[1] Their album Vision was nominated for an Aria Award for Best World Music Album.[2]



  • Warlpiri Women
  • Vision (1998) - CAAMA
  • Dreamtime Hero - CAAMA
  • Prisoner (2006) - CAAMA
  • Live in Katherine (2006) - CAAMA


  • Barunga Live 2006 - Safe Tracks Home
  • Songlines (1998) - ABC


  1. ^ Alice Springs News Black band gets fame abroad, ignored in Australia
  2. ^ Aria Awards, Lajamanu Teenage Bands award history