The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) will return later this year, with organisers opening nominations for the 2019 event, which will take place at Darwin's iconic Amphitheatre on August 10.
The awards showcase the rich musical landscape of Australia and highlight the music coming from all corners of the country, bringing together acts who are yet to make their mark on the world alongside those who have achieved international acclaim, such as Gurrumul & Jessica Mauboy.
“Whether it is acknowledging greats of the past or discovering the talent of the future, the NIMAs continue to hold an important place in the Australian music calendar for both recognition and discovery of First Nations talent,” National Indigenous Music Awards Reference Group Chair Warren H. Williams said.
“The event continues to evolve and cement its relevance across the year to show Australia the wide range of amazing music that Indigenous people contribute to Australia’s musical canon.”Warren H. Williams
Reference Group Chair, NIMAs
Entering its 16th year, 2019 will be the first awards ceremony since the launch of the National Indigenous Music Chart.
Held annually under the stars at Darwin’s historic Amphitheatre, The NIMAs bring audiences from all over Australia together to applaud the winners, enjoy the performances and soak up the ambience of a night for music lovers of all ages and all cultures. Musicians such as Yothu Yindi, Gurrumul, Baker Boy, The Tableland Drifters, Warren H. Williams and Arnhem Land rockstars Saltwater Band have performed and won awards as well.
The public and industry are encouraged to nominate any Indigenous album or single released after June 1, 2018.
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