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National Indigenous Music Award Nominations

This year’s National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) are set to be huge, with nominations unveiled for the 2019 awards night – and there are plenty of Territory musicians up for a gong.

Leading the nominations is Wirandjuri woman Mojo Juju, up for four of the five awards for her album, Native Tongue.

Archie Roach will also be back on the NIMAs stage for the first time in four years, joining an already impressive line up including Jessica Mauboy, Dan Sultan and Electric Fields.

It has been a big year for Indigenous musicians including Mojo Juju and Dan Sultan nominated for three and two ARIAs apiece, Electric Fields becoming runners up to be Australia’s Eurovision entrant, Baker Boy cracking commercial radio with Cool as Hell, and Gurrumul winning the Australian Music Prize and four ARIAs for Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow).

"In the past year, Indigenous music has continued its meteoric rise to the top of music in Australia, pushing boundaries and finding its place at the forefront of art in our country,” said NIMA Reference Group Chair, Warren H. Williams. 

"The NIMAs follows that rise ready to recognise and amplify the voices of our musicians on their journey upwards."

National Indigenous Music Awards - Sat 10 Aug | 7pm, Gates 6pm | $33-$40 


Artist of the Year

Archie Roach
Baker Boy
Electric Fields
Jessica Mauboy
Mojo Juju

Album of the Year

Archie Roach - The Concert Collection 2012 - 2018
Dan Sultan - Aviary Tales
Mojo Juju - Native Tongue
Tia Gostelow - Thick Skin
Thelma Plum - Better In Blak

Song of the Year

Baker Boy - Black Magic
Electric Fields - 2000 and Whatever
Mojo Juju - Native Tongue
Tasman Keith (ft Stevie Jean) - Prey
Yirrmal - For Everyone
New Talent of the Year
Dallas Woods
Kobie Dee
Mambali Band
Tasman Keith

Film Clip of the Year

Briggs - Life Is Incredible

Mojo Juju - Native Tongue

Tasman Keith (ft Stevie Jean) - Prey

Thelma Plum - Better In Blak

Yirrmal - For Everyone

Community Clip of the Year

Deni Mob - State Of The Heart

Peppi School - Play Good Way

Numbulwar School Band - What's The Reason?

Tiwi College - Picka Family


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