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The nominees for the National Indigenous Music Awards are in with A.B. Original leading the charge

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The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) are set to take place in Darwin in a few weeks, celebrating the best in Indigenous Australian music. Unsurprisingly, A.B. Original are looking to steal the spotlight on the night, with four nominations to their name.

The four categories include Artist Of The Year, Album Of The Year (for their album Reclaim Australia), Song Of The Year and Film Clip Of The Year (both for single January 26). They’ll also be performing on the night alongside Dan Sultan, who is nominated in multiple categories too.

The nominations for the National Indigenous Music Awards are in, with A.B. Original leading the charge in four different categories.

Speaking with The Music, Trials said that the NIMA nominations are particularly important for the duo, given that “it’s the community [Reclaim Australia] is for”.

“They’re giving us the tip of the hat, saying they approve and that’s what the record was all about for us,” he said. “As far as awards and accolades go, NIMAs mean a lot to Briggs and I. It’s like a big family/school reunion for us, so we’re excited for it.”

The 2017 NIMA proceedings will be held at the Darwin Amphitheatre on Saturday August 12th. Along with A.B. Original and Dan Sultan, Paul Kelly, Numbulwar Red Flag Dancers, Leah Flanagan, Apakatjah, Electric Fields, Emily Wurramara and Gawurra will also be performing on the night.

You can read our interview with A.B. Original in issue #5 of Happy Mag.

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Get your tickets to the awards here and check out all the nominations below.

Artist of the Year

A.B. Original
Dan Sultan
Jessica Mauboy
Troy Cassar-Daley

Album of the Year

A.B. Original — Reclaim Australia
Busby Marou — Postcards From The Shell House
Leah Flanagan — Saudades
Troy Cassar-Daley — Things I Carry Around

Song of the Year

A.B. Original — January 26
Emily Wurramara — Hey Love
Leah Flanagan — Chills
Lonely Boys — Hunter
Troy Cassar-Daley — Things I Carry Around
Yirrmal — The Bridge

Film Clip of the Year

A.B. Original — January 26
Dan Sultan — Magnetic
Lonely Boys — Hunter
Lorrpu — Lorrpu

New Talent of the Year

Apakatjah
Electric Fields
Emily Wurramara
Tia Gostelow
Yirrmal

Community Music Clip

Halls Creek — Save The Water ‘Ngaba’
Logan — Logan City
Ngukurr — Choose Water
Dust Up — With Knowledge Comes New Friends
NPY Lands — Warakurna (2016)

Traditional Music Award

Wangga — Complete CD Set
Numbulwar Red Flag Dancers

[via The Music]

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July 31, 2017

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