National Indigenous Music Awards Finalists Revealed

Busby Marou
Image Courtesy of Busby Marou

The National Indigenous Music Awards Finalists were announced this morning with a bunch of folk-friendly acts making the grade. Busby Masrou (above), Gurrumul Yunupingu, Black Arm Band, Warren H Williams and Troy Cassar-Daley have all been recognised this year for the amazing music they have been producing along with a raft of other acts from a myriad of different genres.

The National Indigenous Music Award winners are set to be announced at a ceremony in Darwin on the 11th August. Check out the full list of finalists below:

NATIONAL Artist of the Year
The Black Arm Band
Gurrumul Yunupingu
Jessica Mauboy
Busby Marou
Troy Cassar-Daley

NATIONAL Album of the Year
Ngambala Wiji Li-Wunungu – Together We Are Strong – Shellie Morris and the Borroloola Songwomen
Winanjjara – Warren H Williams and the Warumungu Songmen
Foundations – The Medics
Busby Marou – Busby Marou
Home – Troy Cassar-Daley

NATIONAL New Talent of the Year
The Medics
Impossible Odds
Dewayne Everettsmith

NATIONAL Song of Year
“I Still Don’t Believe” – Busby Marou
“Song Of Arnhem Land”- East Journey
“Griffin” – The Medics
“Everything” – Impossible Odds
“Are We There Yet” – The Last Kinection
“It’s Like Love” – Dewayne Everettsmith
“Bayini” – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu (with Sarah Blasko)
“Wangkaja” – John Bennett

NT Film clip of the Year
“Song of Arnhem Land” – East Journey
“Ngarrpiya” – East Journey
“Cultural Ways” – The Sandridge Band
“Wati”- Tjupi Band

G.R. Burarrawanga Memorial Award for significant achievement in the NT music industry
East Journey
Catherine Satour
Tjupi Band

NT Cover Art of Year
Bayini – Gurrumul Yunupingu & Sarah Blasko
Brolga Dreaming – The Sandridge Band
Guwak – East Journey

Song Peoples Session: Shellie Morris and the Borroloola Songwomen – Ngambala Wiji Li-Wunungu & Warren H Williams and the Warumungu Songmen – Winanjjara

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1 Comment

  1. July 20, 2012 at 15:24

    [...] – The National Indigenous Music Awards revealed their finalists for 2012 including a lot of folk-leaning acts like Busby Masrou (above), Gurrumul Yunupingu, Black Arm Band, Warren H Williams and Troy Cassar-Daley. The winners will be announced on the 11th August. Details here. [...]


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