Tjintu Desert Band
|Also known as||Sunshine Reggae Band|
|Origin||Ikuntji Community, Northern Territory|
|Past members||Gregory Marshall|
Tjintu Desert Band is a Central Australian Indigenous band from Ikuntji, a small community 230 kilometres west of Alice Springs. Previously known as Sunshine Reggae or Sunshine Reggae Band they changed their name to include the Luritja word for "sunshine". They sing in a mixture of Luritja and English.
Tjintu Desert Band
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