Archie Roach CD Wins National Indigenious Award


More than 2000 people from across Australia gathered in Darwin’s Botannic Gardens last night (Saturday August 10) for the 2013 National Indigenous Music Awards.  The event also included a two hour tribute to Yothu Yindi.

The winners of the 2013 National Indigenous Music Awards are:

  • National Album of the Year Into the Bloodstream by Archie Roach
  • National Artist of the Year – Jessica Mauboy
  • National Song of the Year – ‘Waliwaliyangu li-Anthawirriyarra a-Kurija (Saltwater People Song)’ by Shellie Morris and the Borroloola Songwomen
  • National New Talent of the Year – Thelma Plum
  • National Cover Art of the YearInto the Bloodstream (Archie Roach)
  • National Film Clip of the Year – ‘Song to Sing’ (Archie Roach)
  • G.R. Burarrawanga Memorial Award –  Shellie Morris
  • NT Community Clip of the Year- Rockhole produced by IHHP for Wurli – Wurlinjang Health Service
  • NT School Band of the Year – Rulku
  • NT Traditional Music Award of the Year – Wandawuy – The Mulka Manikay Archives
  • NIMA Hall of Fame inductees – Henry ‘Seaman’ Dan, Wirrinyga Band, Milingimbi and Archie Roach
  • NIMA Special Recognition Award – Gurrumul Yunupingu
Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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