NIMAS finalists announced

MusicNT would like to congratulate all the finalists in the 2013 National Indigenous Music Awards. The quality and volume of nominations this year is a true reflection on the strength of Australia's Indigenous music scene.

The finalists are:

National Artist of the Year

• Yothu Yindi
• Gurrumul Yunupingu
• Jessica Mauboy

National Song of the Year

• ‘Around Here’ - Thelma Plum
• ‘Enough is Enough’ - Benny Walker
• ‘A Baru in New York’ - Gurrumul Yunupingu & Yolanda Be Cool [Flume Remix]
• ‘Song to Sing’ - Archie Roach
• ‘Bayini (Live)’ - Gurrumul Yunupingu & Delta Goodrem
• ‘Waliwaliyangu li-Anthawirriyarra a-Kurija (Saltwater People Song)’ - Shellie Morris and the Borroloola Songwomen

National Album of the Year

• Ngambala Wiji Li-Wunungu - Together We Are Strong - Shellie Morris and the Borroloola Songwomen
• Sinners and Saints - Benny Walker
• Blak & Blu - Kutcha Edwards
• Into the Bloodstream - Archie Roach

National New Talent of the Year

• Thelma Plum
• Dubmarine
• DT3
• Benny Walker
• Bryte

National Cover Art of the Year

• DT3 ep – DT3
• Into the Bloodstream - Archie Roach
• Healing Stone - The Best of Yothu Yindi – Yothu Yindi
• Catherine Satour - Catherine Satour

National Film Clip of the Year

• Song to Sing - Archie Roach
• Beat in Control - Dubmarine, Directed and Produced by Richard Bell
• Tomorrow's Heroes - Gowrie Boys + Jamie Lee Wilson. Directed by Ben Edwards, Produced by Christian Gordon

G.R. Burarrawanga Memorial Award

• Catherine Satour
• Shellie Morris

NT Community Clip of the Year

• Rockhole produced by IHHP for Wurli - Wurlinjang Health Service
• Hey Sugar - Kintore Community and Red Dust Role modes / Realtone Music
• LNT Since the Dreaming, Desert Pea Media and Barkly Shire Council

“This years nominations exceeded all our expectations and have highlighted some of the amazing talent from across the country.  The finalists that the judges have selected are some of the countries most exciting artists and it’s great to see them recognised.  The NIMA ceremony on Saturday August 10 is shaping up as a landmark event celebrating excellence in Indigenous music as well as the outstanding achievements of Yothu Yindi and Mr Yunupingu.” Mark Smith, MusicNT General Manager

On Saturday August 10, Darwin will host the National Indigenous Music Awards Concert and Ceremony. Gurrumul, Kutcha Edwards, members of The Medics, members of East Journey, Jimblah, triple j Unearthed winner Robbie Miller and many others will pay tribute to Yothu Yindi by interpreting the bands most well-known songs. Original members of Yothu Yindi are set to join these artists in what will be a memorable and emotional evening.

National Indigenous Music Awards
Saturday 10 August, 2013
The Amphitheatre, George’s Green, Darwin NT
Adults $30 / Conc & Group $25 / Children 12 & under FREE
Tickets on sale now:
Free buses depart the venue for Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston interchanges after the show.