News July 12, 2019

National Indigenous Music Awards 2019: All the nominees & performers

National Indigenous Music Awards 2019: All the nominees & performers

The nominees for the have been unveiled, with Wiradjuri woman leading the list with four nominations.

The 2019 awards see 20 artists nominated in total, across six categories.

Gumbaynggirr rapper Tasman Keith follows with three nominations, while , , Biggs, Electric Fields, Jessica Mauboy, Thelma Plum, Emily Wurramara, Dan Sultan, Kaiit, Kobie Dee, Mambali Band and Tia Gostelow are all up for awards.

The NIMAs have also announced the 2019 performer lineup, with ARIA & APRA Award-winning, and NIMA Hall of Famer Archie Roach returning for the first time in four years.

The lineup also includes Jess Mauboy, Dan Sultan and Electric Fields, who’ll all perform on the night at Darwin’s iconic Amphitheater.

“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 recognize and amplify the voices of our musicians on their journey upwards.”

Nominees below:

Artist of the Year
Archie Roach
Baker Boy
Briggs
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
Kaiit
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


More information and tickets at darwinfestival.org.au

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