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And the winners of the 2013 NIMAs are…

10 August 2013

More than 3000 people from across Australia have come together for the 2013 National Indigenous Music Awards. The event was a beautiful celebration of Indigenous music and culture with many big name Australian musicians recognised and rewarded for the achievements. The event also showcased musical talent with a number of special performances including a two hour tribute to Yothu Yindi.

And the winners of the 2013 National Indiegnous Music Awards are:

  • National Artist of the Year - Jessica Mauboy
  • National Album of the Year - 'Into the Bloodstream' by Archie Roach
  • National Song of the Year ‘Waliwaliyangu li-Anthawirriyarra a-Kurija (Saltwater People Song)’ by Shellie Morris and the Borroloola Songwomen
  • National New Talent of the Year - Thelma Plum
  • National Cover Art of the Year - 'Into the Bloodstream' (Archie Roach)
  • National Film Clip of the Year‘Song to Sing’ (Archie Roach)
  • G.R. Burarrawanga Memorial Award -  Shellie Morris
  • NT Community Clip of the Year- Rockhole produced by IHHP for Wurli - Wurlinjang Health Service
  • NT School Band of the Year - Rulku
  • NT Traditional Music Award of the Year - Wandawuy - The Mulka Manikay Archives
  • NIMA Hall of Fame inductees - Henry 'Seaman' Dan, Wirrinyga Band, Milingimbi and Archie Roach
  • NIMA Special Recognition Award - Gurrumul Yunupingu

Watch this space for photos and videos of the awards.

And mark Saturday the 17th of August in your calendars for the NITV coverage of the awards.

Thanks to everyone that made the 2013 NIMAs such a success and congratulations to all the winners.