The National Indigenous Music Awards were hosted on Friday, with Echo Island singing star Gurrumul Yunupingu the big winner of the night taking out five awards, including the three new national awards for 2011: ‘Song’, ‘Album’ & ‘Act’ of the Year.
Held at the historic Amphithreatre, Darwin Botanical Gardens, this event has become known as the ARIAs of Indigenous music, exposing the breadth and depth of Aboriginal Music created in the NT.
Photos (By Barry Shiplock) and Winners are below
School Band of the Year – NT Award
Gapuwiyak School Band
Cover Art – NT Award
Rrakala – Gurrumul Yunupingu. Designed by Carlo Santone, Michael Hohnen & Claire Foxton, Skinnyfish Music
Film Clip – NT Award
Gathu Mawula [revisited] – Gurrumul Yunupingu & Blue King Brown. Produced by Carlo Santone
New Talent of the Year – NT Award
Rrawun Maymuru (N.E. Arnhem Land)
Traditional Music – NT Award
The Mulka Manikay Archives. Djambawa Marawili – Yilpara, Madarrpa clan; Yumutjin Wunungmurra – Gurrumuru, Dhalwangu clan; Mathulu Munyarryun – Dhalinybuy, Wangurri clan.
Song of the Year – National Award
Gathu Mawula [revisited] – Gurrumul Yunupingu and Blue King Brown
Album of the Year – National Award
Rrakala – Gurrumul Yunupingu, Skinnyfish Music.
Act of the Year – National Award
Hall of Fame
Coloured Stone and No Fixed Address