National Indigenous Music Awards ceremony tonight!

With just a few hours to spare before the NIMAs go live at 7 tonight Central Desert Time, Duster Melissa Brave shares the conversations she had with four of the nominees throughout the week.

Kootsie Don has been nominated for the New Talent of the Year Award. This interview also contains her fresh new single Kicking Down the Doors. (Heads up, the track contains explicit language and is played at the end of the recording).

Kootsie Don talks about motivations, money, being brought up a boss, the importance of returning to country, the NIMAs of course, and so much more!!

Kootsie Don talks about motivations, money, being brought up a boss, the importance of returning to country, the NIMAs of course, and so much more!!

DOBBY has also been nominated for a New Talent of the Year Award. A track from his self-titled EP released in 2018 is included in this recording. It’s called Ode to aD and the meaning behind it is shared in this presentation. This track is also placed at the end and contains explicit language.

DOBBY aka Rhyan Clapham talks NIMAs, narratives, living in a postcolonial way and more!

DOBBY aka Rhyan Clapham talks NIMAs, narratives, living in a postcolonial way and more!

Jem Cassar-Daley released her first singles last year, her first EP this year – I DON’T KNOW WHO TO CALL – and has been nominated for both the New Talent of the Year and Album of the Year awards. When we spoke on Thursday I found her pinching herself in a bit of wonder and disbelief about the dual nominations but also deeply humbled by it. This recording includes her first single, released last year and on her new album, Letting Go. It was co-written with Garrett Kato.

Jem Cassar-Daley talks about the Joy of music and enjoying the process of getting to know herself better, and her appreciation for the support of the NIMAs

Jem Cassar-Daley talks about the Joy of music and enjoying the process of getting to know herself better, and her appreciation for the support of the NIMAs