Baker Boy and Gurrumul have won big at this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards, with the two artists receiving five awards between them.
Taking place at Darwin’s iconic Amphitheatre last night, the 2018 National Indigenous Music Awards saw some of Australia’s finest Indigenous artists being recognised for their outstanding contributions to the world of music over the last year.
The big winners for the evening were undoubtedly Baker Boy and Gurrumul, with the former taking home the awards for Best New Talent, and Film Clip of The Year, which saw his track ‘Marryuna’ being honoured.
Sadly though, it was a rather bittersweet affair overall, with the late Gurrumul crowned as the night’s biggest winner, with three posthumous awards being handed out for Artist, Album, and Song of The Year.
The night’s ceremony also included performances from the likes of Busby Marou, Baker Boy, Kasey Chambers, Stiff Gins, and triple j Unearthed winner Alice Skye, with some of Australian music’s new and old favourites being given a chance to strut their stuff before the crowd.
Listen to all the winners here:
2018 National Indigenous Music Award Winners
Artist of the Year
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Album of the Year
Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of The Rainbow)
Song of the Year
Gurrumul –Djarimirri (Child of The Rainbow)
Hall of Fame Inductee
NIMA Special Achievement Award
Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir
Best New Talent (Presented by Spotify)
Film Clip of the Year
Baker Boy – ‘Marryuna’
Community Clip of the Year
B-Town Warriors – Thundercloud: Bourke
NT Traditional Music Award (Two winners)
Buku-waṯthunawuy Nininyᶇu Rom – Ancient Languages New Sounds