Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

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The Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) is an Australian organisation that supports Aboriginal music and culture. It was created as a public radio station in 1980, and started broadcasting in Alice Springs in 1988.[1] CAAMA now operates several companies in the communications, music, film and radio industries. CAAMA Productions is currently the largest indigenous production studio in Australia.[2]

The CAAMA Group includes:

  • CAAMA Radio 8 KIN-FM, a radio station. It provides indigenous radio programs to over 500,000 people in Australia.
  • CAAMA Music, a record label. About 90% of the music it produces is recorded in indigenous languages. It also organises music tours and live concerts.[2]
  • CAAMA Corporate Services Group is the operational management group of CAAMA.
  • CAAMA Technical Services works with CAAMA and local Aboriginal communities to make sure their telecommunications equipment is working.
  • CAAMA Shops Pty Ltd is a retail shop that sells products (videos, music, literature, craft, etc.) created by Aboriginal people in the local area.
  • CAAMA Productions Pty Ltd is the largest indigenous-owned production studio in Australia, with programming based on indigenous culture, lifestyle and issues.
  • Imparja Television Pty Ltd is a commercial television station that operates from Alice Springs.

References[change | change source]

  1. Lemon, Barbara. "Freda Glynn". National Foundation for Australian Women. Australian Women's Archives Project. http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/cal/glynn.html. Retrieved 2011-08-22.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "CAAMA Music". Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association. CAAMA. http://caama.com.au/productions/about-us. Retrieved 22 August 2011.

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