The National Indigenous Music Awards wrapped up in Darwin tonight with a record breaking attendance crowding in at the Darwin Amphitheatre to celebrate the wide range of talents across not only our country’s communities, but musically as well.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, A.B. Original continued their winning streak, coming up with Song of the Year and Film Clip of the Year for “January 26”. Also taking out two awards on the night was Troy Cassar-Daley, who took him the coveted Artist of the Year Award and Album of the Year for Things I Carry Around.
Live performances by the likes of Leah Flanagan, Electric Fields and a special tribute to Dr. G Yunupingu stood out as event highlights of the 2017 NIMA’s, while setting the perfect platform for newcomer Baker Boy to show off his burgeoning musicality.
“It’s feeling good to be with the other nominees.” New Talent of the Year winners, Electric Fields, told us ahead of the event. “It’s actually not that intimidating though because we got to meet them and feel their vibe. It’s like, whoever’s [the award] it is, that is what it is. It’s very exciting.”
Congrats to the winners and everyone involved in putting the event together!
NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD WINNERS
ARTIST OF THE YEAR | Troy Cassar-Daley
SONG OF THE YEAR | A.B. Original ft. Dan Sultan – “January 26”
ALBUM OF THE YEAR | Troy Cassar-Daley – Things I Carry Around
NEW TALENT OF THE YEAR | Electric Fields
FILM CLIP OF THE YEAR | A.B. Original ft. Dan Sultan – “January 26”
COMMUNITY MUSIC CLIP OF THE YEAR | Halls Creek Indigenous Hip Hop Project
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Photo by John Goodridge.