2016 National Indigenous Music Awards
With the theme ‘Protest Songs’ the NIMA’s Award and Concert was certainly a night to remember. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wave Hill walk off, the 40th anniversary of the Land Rights Act, 30 years since the release of Yothu Yindi’s Tribal Voice and 25 years since Treaty topped the charts. At this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards the broadcast was heard right across the Top End and around Australia.
TEABBA Radio broadcasted the NIMA’s LIVE from the Amphitheatre. Bernard Namok Jnr (Bala B) team lead the broadcast this year; with Lee Hewitt and Kelly Baylis as anchor, Jason Tambling and Bala B was backstage getting interviews from the artist and rubbing shoulders with the biggest names in indigenous music stars, Brendon Barlow soaked up the atmosphere in front of the stage taking pictures and Lorena Walker from CAAMA Radio joined the broadcast team this year.
Bernard Namok Jnr (Bala B) presented the Community Music Clip award to Ngukurr Community for Break The Silence Indigenous Hip Hop Projects, White Ribbon. Gurrumul Yunipingu took out the ‘Artist of the Year’ and up and raising star Stanley ‘Gawurra Gaykamangu’ winning New Talent of the Year, Album, Cover Art and Film Clip of the year.
2016 National Indigenous Music Award Winners
Artist of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
The Children Came Back – Briggs
Written by Gurrumul Yunupingu, Archie Roach, Corey McGregor, Adam Briggs
Performed by Briggs, Dewayne Everettsmith & Gurrumul
New Talent of the Year
Ratja Yaliyali – Gawurra
DESIGNER: Jalyay JAJA Thompson
Ratja Yaliyali – Gawurra
DIRECTOR & PRODUCER: Pippa Samaya
Community Music Clip
Break The Silence
Ngukurr Community, Indigenous Hip Hop Projects, White Ribbon
Traditional Song of the Year
Two Sisters Journey
Hall of Fame – Kutcha Edwards
A BIG congratulations to all the other winners on the night!
The performances on stage by AB Original, Shellie Morris
Warren H. Williams and Danielle Young, Kahl Wallis, Lonely Boys, Stanley “Gawurra” Gaykamangu, Yirrmal with his father Witiyana Marika [Yothu Yindi]
Rayella, Chris Tamwoy, David Spry and Kuren (triple j Unearthed NIMA competition winner)
Big shout out to our awesome technicians Mick Cummings and Kyle Doevendans for working hard behind the scenes in making sure that we had a smooth broadcast this year. Also acknowledge PM&C (Prime Minister and Cabinet)/Indigenous Advancements Strategy the crew from CAAMA Radio, Wangki Radio in Fitzroy Crossing, the stations that picked up the broadcast through the Community Radio Networks and the organisers of the NIMA’s for putting on an awesome night to remember.