Baker Boy, Mojo Juju, Kaiit & Mambali Among The Winners At 2019's National Indigenous Music Awards

KAIIT, Jack Charles & Archie Roach by Michael Franchi for ABC.

KAIIT, Jack Charles & Archie Roach by Michael Franchi for ABC.

Last night the National Indigenous Music Awards took place at the Darwin Amphitheatre. There were twenty artists, nominated across various categories on the night - further highlighting the incredible talent of our First Nations people. Nominees included Gumbaynggirr rapper Tasman Keith, Wiradjuri woman Mojo Juju, Baker Boy of Yurrwi and many more. The awards helped to showcase the broad scope of talent, both emerging and already established.

It was the charismatic Danzal Baker aka Baker Boy who took out Artist Of The Year, just another notch on his now very successful and well-deserved awards belt. His infectious performances and unique approach, rapping in the Yolngu Matha language. Mojo Juju also had a hugely successful evening taking home both Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year. Next up was Papua New Guinea-born, Gunditjmara singer Kaiit taking home New Talent Of The Year - Kaiit has had an impressive year, capturing eyes and ears both locally and internationally. The Best New Northern Territory Talent went to the very joyous sounds of Mambali, a band who we can’t wait to catch at Bigsound early next month. Full winners list below.

Artist Of The Year - Baker Boy

New Talent Of The Year - Kaiit

Album Of The Year - Mojo Juju - Native Tongue

Song Of The Year - Mojo Juju - Native Tongue

Best New Northern Territory Talent - Mambali

Community Clip Of The Year - Deni Mon - State Of The Heart

Film Clip Of The Year - Briggs - Life Is Incredible