National music treasures Archie Roach, Thelma Plum and Miiesha lead the former lineup for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards.
Like most 2020 events, this year’s ceremony will be a virtual event broadcast on National Indigenous Television (NITV), Double J, National Indigenous Radio Service, Facebook, Youtube and Twitter at 7pm AEST on August 8th.
The event will also feature a musical tribute to the Warumpi Band with an exclusive performance of beloved song ‘My Island Home’ featuring songwriter Neil Murray and Christine Anu alongside Mau Power, Jim Moginie and Rob Hirst.
The 2020 NIMAs will be hosted by Elaine Crombie and Steven Oliver and will include appearances by Jessica Mauboy, Mitch Tambo and Electric Fields. This year, for the first time, the NIMAs will welcome a completely First Nations camera crew for the production alongside a majority First Nations production crew as it moves towards a path of First Nations self-determination.
Nominees for this year include Miiesha and Baker Boy, who are each nominated for three awards. Other finalists include the likes of Jessica Mauboy, Archie Roach, Thelma Plum, Mau Power, Briggs, Electric Fields and more. See the full list if nominees, here.
Catch the lineup of performers and guests below.
APPEARING AT THE 2020 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS
My Island Home (ft. Christine Anu, Mau Power, Neil Murray, Jim Moginie, Rob Hirst)