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2019 WA NAIDOC Music Awards Winners Announced

9 Sep

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Each year the WA NAIDOC Music Awards recognises the incredible Indigenous talent in the WA music industry, and after an incredible evening of celebration and live performances, the 2019 winners have been announced!

Fremantle’s newest venue Freo.Social played host on Friday night to this year’s WA NAIDOC Music Awards, which saw an incredible night of performances including a special surprise performance from nominee and Kalgoorlie based Hip Hop artist MissGenius. Other stellar performances on the night came from Cameron Wilkes, Indigo Ellis, Flewnt, Natasha Eldridge, The Struggling Kings  and Phil Walley-Stack who also led the night emceeing the event.

It was a big night for double wins with Bradley Hall (Best Music Video, Best Band/Group), Flewnt (Best Song, Best Hip-Hop Song),and 13-year oldIndigo-Ellis (Best Vocalist, Best Emerging Artist)receiving two awards each. Jamahl Rydertook out Best Male Artist and Natasha Eldridgewon Best Female Artist, with John Bennett’s Country is Calling winning Best Album. Finally, 17-year old newcomer Taleisha Slaterwon the Undiscovered Artist award.

Needless to say the very best of West Australian talented indigenous musicians were recognised for their incredible craft, and has set an exciting precedent for years to come.

BEST SONG

Black Boy, Flewnt

BEST ALBUM Presented by Mallards Contracting

Country is Calling, John Bennett

THE JASON BARTLETT AWARD FOR BEST VOCALIST

Indigo Ellis

BEST MALE ARTIST

Jamahl Ryder

BEST FEMALE ARTIST Presented by Kingkira Group

Natasha Eldridge

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

My Heart, My Land, Bradley Hall

EMERGING ARTIST Presented by MM Electrical

Indigo Ellis

BEST HIP-HOP SONG

Black Boy, Flewnt

BEST BAND/GROUP

Bradley Hall Band

UNDISCOVERED ARTIST

Taleisha Slater

 

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