Origin: Papunya, Northern Territory, Australia
Genre/styles: Reggae, Roots
“Tjupi” means honey ant. The band sings in Luritja and English.
Tjupi Band has been described as epitomising Central Australia desert reggae—sparse, upbeat, driving kick and snare, in-language; the songs are about loneliness for country, love lost, listening to elders, following tradition, social issues, skin pride and tribal unity .
Band members: Barnabus Daniels (Lead Singer), Jason Butcher (Guitar), Malcom Karpa (Rhythm Guitar / Backing Vocals), Jeremiah Butcher (Keyboards), Lesley Pearce (Keyboards), Dwayne Abbott (Backing Singer), Desmond Inkamala (Drums), Ethan Macdonald (Bass Guitar / Backing Vocals).
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