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National Indigenous Music Award Winners




It was the night of nights for Indigenous musicians: an evening to celebrate successes, but more importantly, to honour the late Dr Yunupingu.

The National Indigenous Music Awards were held in Darwin on Saturday night, and songs and dedications in honour of the Yothu Yindi frontman's life, were in abundance.

Gurrumul Yunupingu (pictured) opened the evening with 'Maralitja' - a tribute to his late bandmate - and the night ended with a rousing and moving rendition of Yothu Yindi's worldwide hit, 'Treaty'.

Pop singer Jessica Mauboy walked away with the top prize, winning Artist of the Year. After a year of international success that included performing for the Queen, Gurrumul was presented with a special recognition award. Thelma Plum was awarded a gong for New Talent, Shellie Morris and the Borroloola Songwomen picked up the National Song of the Year and the sublime Archie Roach won for best film clip for 'Song to Sing'.
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