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At last the new Kamerunga video clip is here. The footage was shot at the historic Fannie Bay jail in Darwin, where the song is set. Click here to see it.


Also, click here to see footage of Kamerunga on the main stage at the 2012 National Folk Festival in Canberra.

 

ARIA-nominated, nationally-acclaimed Cairns band that has redefined and reinvigorated Australian folk music since its inception in 2008 with a funky, multi-hued interpretation of colonial standards.

Celtic tunes, jazz, reggae, rock and world music elements sit side by side in its serpentine music, taking audiences on an exhilarating journey. Kamerunga melds mandolin, fiddle and guitar wizardry with sizzling saxophone, keyboards and a dynamic rhythm section that includes former Steeleye Span drummer, Nigel Pegrum.

The sextet has become a firm favourite on the national festival circuit, putting in lauded performances at Woodford, Port Fairy, The Dreaming, Byron Bay Bluesfest, The National, Bellingen Global Carnival, Wintermoon, the Australasian World Music Expo and other major events in the past couple of years.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY ABOUT KAMERUNGA …

"Kamerunga's musical dexterity allows it to shift the material from whisky-soaked shanty swagger to reggae-infused bush ballad to lounge-lizard jazz, sometimes within the same song." Weekend Australian

"After a decade or two waiting in the doldrums, Australian folk music has finally been given the revitalisation and rejuvenation it needed to allow it to return to festival headline status.” ABC Radio National.

"Clever and tasteful concoctions …. ethnic elements breathe peacefully within their cosmopolitan jungle. Recommended." fRoots magazine, UK

"This is the type of project to take Australian sounds to international world music stages.” Rhythms magazine.