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Baker Boy, Gurrumul big winners at National Indigenous Music Awards

For the second year, the late Gumatj singer, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, was posthumously honoured at the National Indigenous Music Awards (Nimas), with three major awards including artist of the year.

His recently released Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) picked up album of the year and its title track won song of the year at the awards.

Djarimirri was the first Indigenous language album to debut at number one on the Aria charts earlier this year.

“The history he has made taking a true Australian language and heritage to number one proves the strength of the underlying cultural identity of this nation,” Michael Hohnen, creative director at his label Skinnyfish Music said at the time.

Baker Boy to headline inaugural Giiyong Festival

Triple J Unearthed winner of 2017, Baker Boy (AKA Danzal Baker), will headline the inaugural Giiyong Festival at Jigamy on September 22.

The Indigenous hip-hop artist from Arnhem Land has two Hottest 100 hits to his name, has performed at the National Indigenous Music Awards, and supported international acts 50 Cent and Dizzee Rascal. He’ll head to the Far South Coast fresh from his first Australian tour.