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Archie Roach, Gurrumul, Thelma Plum and Flume NIMA Finalists

The finalists for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards, with Yothu Yindi, Gurrumul Yunupingu and Jessica Mauboy in the running for the Artist Of The Year category.

Thelma Plum’s Around Here is up for Song Of The Year, as is Flume’s remix of Gurrumul and Yolanda Be Cool’s A Baru In New York. Roach is also up for Album Of The Year, as is Shellie Morris & The Borroloola Songwomen, Benny Edwards and Kutcha Edwards.

The award ceremony will be held Saturday 10 August at The Amphitheatre, George’s Green, in Darwin. Tickets are available here.

The full list of finalists include:

National Artist Of The Year

Yothu Yindi (NT)
Gurrumul Yunupingu (NT)
Jessica Mauboy (NT)

National Song Of The Year

Around HereThelma Plum (QLD)
Enough Is EnoughBenny Walker (VIC)
A Baru In New YorkGurrumul Yunupingu & Yolanda Be Cool [Flume Remix] (NT)
Song To SingArchie Roach (VIC)
Bayini (Live) – Gurrumul Yunupingu & Delta Goodrem (NT)
Waliwaliyangu li-Anthawirriyarra a-Kurija (Saltwater People Song) – Shellie Morris & The Borroloola Songwomen (NT)

National Album Of The Year

Ngambala Wiji Li-Wunungu - Together We Are StrongShellie Morris & The Borroloola Songwomen (NT)
Sinners And SaintsBenny Walker (VIC)
Blak & BluKutcha Edwards (VIC)
Into The BloodstreamArchie Roach (VIC)

National New Talent Of The Year 

Thelma Plum (QLD)
Dubmarine (QLD)
DT3 (NT)
Benny Walker (VIC)
Bryte (WA)

National Cover Art Of The Year

DT3 epDT3 (NT)
Into The Bloodstream Archie Roach (VIC)
Healing Stone - The Best of Yothu Yindi – Yothu Yindi (NT)
Catherine SatourCatherine Satour (NT)

National Film Clip Of The Year

Song To SingArchie Roach (VIC)
Beat In ControlDubmarine, directed and produced by Richard Bell (QLD)
Tomorrow's HeroesGowrie Boys + Jamie Lee Wilson. Directed by Ben Edwards, produced by Christian Gordon (QLD)

G.R. Burarrawanga Memorial Award (NT Artists only) 

Catherine Satour
Shellie Morris 

NT Community Clip Of The Year

Rockhole produced by IHHP for Wurli – Wurlinjang Health Service 
Hey SugarKintore Community and Red Dust Role Models/Realtone Music 
LNT Since the DreamingDesert Pea Media and Barkly Shire Council

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