Gurrumul, Gawurra, Briggs huge winners at NIMA live performance
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Performers in conventional paint rocked the NIMA stage. (ABC Information: Elliana Lawford)
Gurrumul has reigned supreme once more at this 12 months’s Nationwide Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs), taking out Artist of the 12 months for the fifth time.
A big crowd gathered at Darwin botanic backyard’s out of doors amphitheatre to observe reside performances from artists together with Djuki Mala dancers, Briggs, Shellie Morris, David Spry, Warren H Williams and Danielle Younger, Kahl Wallis, Lonely Boys, Gawurra, Yirrmal along with his father Witiyana Marika from Yothu Yindi, Rayella, Chris Tamwoy and triple j Unearthed NIMA competitors winner Kuren.
Newcomer Stanley ‘Gawurra’ Gaykamangu took residence a swag of awards, successful New Expertise of the 12 months, Album, Cowl Artwork and Movie Clip.
NIMA 2016 winners
Artist of the 12 months: Gurrumul Yunupingu
Album of the 12 months: Gawurra
Tune of the 12 months: The Youngsters Got here Again – Briggs
New Expertise of the 12 months: Gawurra
Cowl Artwork: Ratja Yaliyali for Gawurra
Movie Clip: Ratja Yaliyali Gawurra
Neighborhood Music Clip: Break The Silence
Conventional Tune of the 12 months: Two Sisters Journey – Ishmael Marika
Corridor of Fame: Kutcha Edwards
This 12 months’s Nationwide Neighborhood Music Clip went to Break The Silence, produced by the distant South East Arnhem Land group of Ngukurr, about 500 kilometres south east of Darwin.
Tune of the 12 months was awarded to Victorian artist Briggs for The Youngsters Got here Again, which additionally options Tasmania artist Dewayne Everettsmith and Gurrumul.
Briggs advised the group he needed to “pay respect … a tip of the hat, a homage” to veteran performer Archie Roach, who helped encourage The Youngsters Got here Again.
He additionally urged governments to take a look at “what good can occur after they spend money on children and never prisons”.
Kutcha Edwards, a Victorian Indigenous musician and activist, was inducted into the NIMA Corridor of Fame.
The occasion climaxed with all performers coming collectively for a model of Yothu Yindi’s Tribal Voice because the grand finale.
“Witnessing among the nations main Indigenous voices bringing new mild to seminal songs of protest introduced residence the continued relevance of these songs within the present political panorama,” Mark Smith of Music NT stated in a press release.
The NIMAs are of their 12th 12 months and goal to “showcase the wealthy musical panorama of Australia and spotlight the music coming from all corners of the nation”.