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
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)
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
NIMA SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir
NT TRADITIONAL MUSIC AWARD
Buku-waṯthunawuy Nininyᶇu Rom – ‘Ancient Languages New Sounds’