2012 National Indigenous Music Awards have been successfully held last night in Darwin, Northern Territory – The Medics have scooped up with three awards with their debut album “Foundations” winning ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘single Griffin’ claiming ‘Song of the Year.’
A newly formed Arnhem Land band was formed in their high school years, during many wagged classes. “It’s overwhelming – mixed emotions but I’m glad – we got to win all three awards and it’s pretty amazing,” Jhindu Lawrie of The Medics gushed.
Gurrumul Yunupingu has received “The Artist Of The Year” award for the second year in a row, whose collaboration Bayini with Sarah Blasko also won him “Cover Art Of The Year” – a second 2012 NIMA for artist/designer Carlo Santone from Blue King Brown.
The 2012 NIMAs full list of winners as follows:
New Talent Of The Year: The Medics
Song Of The Year: Griffin – The Medics
Album Of The Year: Foundations – The Medics
Artist Of The Year: Gurrumul Yunupingu
Hall Of Fame: Dr James Oswald Little, AO aka Jimmy Little
NT Film Clip Of The Year: Ngarrpiya – East Journey
G.R. Bururrawanga Memorial Award: East Journey
NT Cover Art Of The Year: Bayini – Gurrumul Yunupingu & Sarah Blasko
Traditional Music Award Of The Year: Song Peoples Sessions
NT School Band Of The Year: NEAL Boys – Yirrkala CEC
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