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Nominations for the 2019 National Indigenous Music Awards have been announced

The 16th year of the National Indigenous Music Awards will celebrate some of the very best music released by Indigenous Australians in 2019. The night will feature guest performances and six award categories that honour a total of 20 nominees.

Every year since its inception, the National Indigenous Music Awards have been growing in scale and notoriety. This year’s event will be another reminder of how Indigenous music is on the rise in mainstream Australia.

Pazz Tassone performing at the NIMA’s. Picture: Djuki Mala.

2019 will be the 16th year of the National Indigenous Music Awards, not only an important night for the Indigenous music scene, but also for Australia’s.

The NIMAs will be held at The Amphitheatre in Darwin on August 10. Today the nominees have been revealed, including the likes of Baker Boy, Briggs, Mojo Juju, Tia Gostelow, and many more.

Jessica Mauboy will be one of the performers on the night, alongside Dan Sultan, Electric Fields and more. No doubt, this is a huge vote of confidence for the NIMAs as not only a big night for Indigenous music, but Australian music as a whole.

Check out the full list of nominations 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

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July 12, 2019