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SHELLIE MORRIS

Darwin Festival Photo Gallery: Tjupi Band + Shellie Morris - The Lighthouse (18.08.15)

The sound of Tjupi Band epitomises Central Australia desert reggae – sparse, upbeat with a driving kick and snare - and they brought it to Darwin Festival's Lighthouse! A glorious display of the energetic, joyous sounds of desert reggae, Tjupi Band delighted the crowd, especially when they brought local favourite Shellie Morris on stage to sing 'My Island Home'. A gorgeous night of live Territory music, check out the photos from The AU Review #dfest15 photographer Amy Hetherington.

Nominees for the 2014 National Indigenous Music Awards announced!

This year's nominees for the National Indigenous Music Awards have been released and by all looks, the August Darwin ceremony is going to be one for the books! The musicians announced to be in contention for the awards this year have all been recipients of ARIA awards - or at least have been nominated - in previous years and have cracked the mainstream in their own way. From the pop stylings of Jessica Mauboy to the widespread international appeal Gurrumul, the artists vying for NIMA's love this year are all incredibly talented and diverse.

Shellie Morris and The Borroloola Songwomen take out the NT Song of the Year grand prize for 2014!

Shellie Morris and The Borroloola Songwomen have taken out the overall prize at this year's NT Song of the Year Awards! Morris, one of the NT's favourite songwriters won the top gong with "Il-Anthawirriyarra a-Kurija" (Saltwater People Song) tonight at the ceremony, held at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

Photo Gallery: Homeground - Sydney Opera House (06.04.14)

Homeground festival was held at the Sydney Opera House over the weekend featuring some of the best first nations music and cultural talent. Our photographer Johnny Au attended the Sunday session which featured indigenous artists such as Thaylia, Bow And Arrow, Glenn Skuthorpe, Ursula Yovich, Shellie Morris and Casey Donovan (pictured above). Dance acts include Move It Mob Style and Thomas E S Kelly.

Jessica Mauboy, Archie Roach and more take out honours at the 2013 National Indigenous Music Awards.

The 2013 National Indigenous Music Awards were held in Darwin over the weekend and saw some of the country's best talent take out the coveted awards for another year. Over 2000 people came together in Darwin for the event, where Indigenous music and culture was celebrated, with live performances and a special tribute to Yothu Yindi remained highlights of the evening.

Boomerang Festival to kick-off in Byron Bay this October!

Bluesfest Director Peter Noble has teamed up with Artistic and Cultural director Rhoda Roberts to create BOOMERANG festival - a brand new festival to celebrate the finest in music, comedy, film, visual arts and, most importantly, the culture of Indigenous Australians.

National Indigenous Music Awards Finalists Revealed

Pictured: Busby Marou, Jessica Mauboy, Shellie Morris, Gurrumul Yunupingu, Troy Cassar-Daley.

From the Top End to Tasmania, the nation’s most outstanding Indigenous artists have been selected as the finalists in the 2012 National Indigenous Music Awards with the winners announced on August 11.

Two new acts announced for the National Indigenous Music Awards

Two new acts will join the line-up of incredible indigenous talent to perform at the National Indigenous Music Awards in Darwin on Friday August 19 .