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Gurrumul & Baker Boy Lead 2018 National Indigenous Music Awards Winners

Written by Jackson Langford on August 12, 2018

The 15th National Indigenous Music Awards ceremony took place over the weekend at Darwin’s Ampitheatre, with Gurrumul and Baker Boy winning the most awards of the night.

Gurrumul posthumously won ‘Artist of the Year’, as well as ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’ for Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) and its title track respectively.

Newcomer Baker Boy also celebrated a huge night, taking home the ‘Best New Talent’ award, presented by Spotify, and ‘Best Music Video’ for ‘Marryuna’.

Performances of the night included Alice Skye, Kasey Chambers and Alan Pigram, Busby Marou, along with a ripper closing performance of ‘Marryuna’ by Baker Boy and Yirrmal.

Congratulations to all the winners, and check the full list below.

2018 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD WINNERS

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Gurrumul

SONG OF THE YEAR

Gurrumul – ‘Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)’

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)

BEST NEW TALENT (Presented by Spotify)

Baker Boy

FILM CLIP OF THE YEAR

Baker Boy – ‘Marryuna’ (feat. Yirrmal)

COMMUNITY MUSIC CLIP OF THE YEAR

B-Town Warriors – ‘Thundercloud: Bourke’

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

Roger Knox

NIMA SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir

NT TRADITIONAL MUSIC AWARD

Buku-waṯthunawuy Nininyᶇu Rom – ‘Ancient Languages New Sounds’

and

Kenbi Dancers

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