• Mojo Juju in her video clip, "Native Tongue" (Supplied)
The awards - set to be held in matter of weeks - shine a light on Australia’s "best and brightest" Indigenous performers.
By
NITV Staff Writer

Source:
NITV News
12 Jul 2019 - 3:40 PM  UPDATED 12 Jul 2019 - 3:40 PM

Filipino and Wiradjuri singer-songwriter Mojo Juju is the front-runner for the 2019 Nation Indigenous Music Awards following the success of her third album Native Tongue.

She has earned nominations for best artist, best album, best song and best film clip.

Other leading nominees include rappers Tasman Keith, Baker Boy and Briggs, genre-bending music duo Electric Fields and iconic singer songwriter Archie Roach.

The 2019 NIMAs will be held at the Darwin Amphitheatre on August 10 and broadcast on NITV.

Jessica Mauboy and Dan Sultan have been announced as headline acts. Also slated to appear on stage are Indigenous choir collective Spinifex Gum, Larrakia Nation’s Kenbi Dancers and Indigenous violinist Eric Avery.

"In the past year, Indigenous music has continued its meteoric rise to the top of music in Australia, pushing boundaries and finding its place at the forefront of art in our country," said NIMA spokesman Warren H. Williams.

"The NIMAs follows that rise ready to recognise and amplify the voices of our musicians on their journey upwards."

Artist of the Year

  • Archie Roach
  • Baker Boy
  • Briggs
  • Electric Fields
  • Jessica Mauboy
  • Mojo Juju 

Album of the Year

  • Archie Roach - The Concert Collection 2012 - 2018
  • Dan Sultan - Aviary Tales
  • Mojo Juju - Native Tongue
  • Tia Gostelow - Thick Skin
  • Thelma Plum - Better In Blak

Song of the Year

  • Baker Boy - Black Magic
  • Electric Fields - 2000 and Whatever
  • Mojo Juju - Native Tongue
  • Tasman Keith (ft Stevie Jean) - Prey
  • Yirrmal - For Everyone

New Talent of the Year

  • Dallas Woods
  • Kaiit
  • Kobie Dee
  • Mambali Band
  • Tasman Keith

Film Clip of the Year

  • Briggs - Life Is Incredible
  • Mojo Juju - Native Tongue
  • Tasman Keith (ft Stevie Jean) - Prey
  • Thelma Plum - Better In Blak
  • Yirrmal - For Everyone

Community Clip of the Year

  • Deni Mob - State Of The Heart
  • Peppi School - Play Good Way
  • Numbulwar School Band - What's The Reason?
  • Tiwi College - Picka Family