National Indigenous Music Awards 2019 Nominees Revealed

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Written by Laura English on July 12, 2019

The National Indigenous Music Awards have revealed their 2019 nominees with 20 artists nominated across six categories.

Taking place in Darwin’s Ampitheatre, the National Indigenous Music Awards will be held on Saturday, 10th August this year. Some super special guests will be performing on the night too: Archie Roach, Jessica Mauboy, and Dan Sultan along with Electric Fields and Tasman Keith.

Wiradjuri woman, Mojo Juju is leading the finalist list with four nominations across the six categories following the release of her third studio album Native Tongue — which also picked up an ARIA Award for Australian Music Video Of The Year.

Rapper Tasman Keith has received three nominations. Other nominees in the running are: Baker Boy, Archie Roach, Electric Fields, Jessica Mauboy, Thelma Plum, Tia Gostelow, and Dan Sultan to name a few. Check out all of the award categories and the nominees down below.

National Indigenous Music Awards Reference Group Chair, Warren H. Williams says that Indigenous music has continued to rise to top in Australia, he says it’s, “pushing boundaries and finding its place at the forefront of art in our country.”

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

National Indigenous Music Awards 2019 Nominees

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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