That’s right Bushtv peeps. We is doing social media for the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) and we are gonna be bloggin the crap out of it.
But we need your help. It’s not fair that us mob get to have all these amazing exclusive brilliant muso’s to ourselves. We need YOU to share these with your friends and family. So when they say “How did ya get that pic??” Tell em! “I got it from Bushtv!!!! Then they can share it with all their mob and their mob can share it with all their mob until there’s no more mobs left to tell!
So who wants to see, read, and watch really cool exclusive pics, interviews and performances from some of the best Indigenous muso’s in Australia???
To get the ball rolling NIMA asked us to send this out to you. It’s from a man that’s got a bit of name for himself. That’s right it’s everybody’s fave at the moment Mr Gurrumul with his deadly new song Gopuru!
Gurrumul has been nominated for several awards. But that’s not all!
Emerging from the desert of Indulkana Community, APY Lands is the much talked about newcomers Iwantja. Iwantja has performed at the Dreaming Festival, the Woodford Folk Festival, the Bush Bands Bash, the Spirit Festival, claiming new fans with their strong and varied repertoire of reggae, hard rock, heavy metal and blues. The raw powerful guitar of young front-man Jeremy Whiskey is a tour de force that has mesmerised audiences and has seen the group signed to David Bridie’s Wantok Musik Label.
The Song People Sessions with Shellie Morris share the journey of acclaimed singer Shellie Morris’s return to her grandmother’s country in the Barkly region of the NT and her collaboration with senior Yanyuwa song-women.
Both these acts will join the line-up for this special night which will be headlined by Dan Sultan who will perform with full band, highlight performances by seminal rock-bands Warumpi Band, Coloured Stone, No Fixed Address, and the Red Flag Dancers from Numbulwar; with the remarkable vocal powers of song-man Grant Nundhirribala [Yilila].
“We are pleased to be able to showcase the extraordinary talent of up and coming band Iwantja and the special collaboration between Shellie Morris and the Yanyuwa people. This will be a special celebration of indigenous music for everyone to enjoy and take part in, says Mark Smith, Manager MusicNT.
Nominations for the inaugural National Indigenous Music Awards have now closed. Finalists will be announced shortly.
There’s so much talent here! And it’s exclusive to you Bushtv peeps!
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