Newcomer Gawurra Wins Big At The NIMAs

Written by Sam Murphy on 9th August, 2016

Newcomer Gawurra Wins Big At The NIMAs

A new face in Aussie music Gawurra has won big at the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs), taking home four awards.

Gawurra from Milingibi Island country nabbed the award for Album Of The Year with his debut record Ratja Yaliyali (Vine of Love) beating out Gurrumul Yunupingu and Dan Sultan. He also won New Talent as well as Best Cover Art and Film Clip for his track Ratja Yaliyali.

He wasn’t the only winner on the night though with the legendary Gurrumul Yunupingu taking out the award for Artist Of The Year for the fifth time. Gurrumul releases his third album The Gospel Album last year.

Indigenous rapper Briggs was also a winner as his tune The Children Came Back with Dewayne Everettsmith and Gurrumul was crowned Song Of The Year.

The winner of the triple j Unearthed High Indigenous Initiative was also announced with Tia Gostelow from Mackay winning ongoing mentorship from the Association of Artist Managers and a song-writing workshop for her school. She’s also competing in the wider Unearthed High competition after being announced on the shortlist this morning.

Check out the full list of winners from the NIMAs below.

Watch: Gawurra – Ratja Yaliyali

Artist of the Year
Gurrumul Yunupingu

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

Cover Art
Ratja Yaliyali – Gawurra
DESIGNER: Jalyay JAJA Thompson

Film Clip
Ratja Yaliyali – Gawurra

Community Music Clip
Break The Silence
Ngukurr Community, Indigenous Hip Hop Projects, White Ribbon

Traditional Song of the Year
Two Sisters Journey
Ishmael Marika

Hall of Fame
Kutcha Edwards


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