The inaugural WA NAIDOC Music Awards are seeking nominations for Western Australia's most deadly emerging Indigenous artists.
With the deadline for submissions set for 11.59pm on 20 August, to be eligible to be nominated for a NAIDOC Music Award you, or the lead singer/ songwriter of your band, must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and any song submitted must be original.
Nominations are open for nine categories:
• Best Song
• Best Album
• The Jason Bartlett Award for Best Vocalist
• Best Male Artist
• Best Female Artist
• Best Music Video
• Undiscovered Artist (Unrecorded)
• Emerging Artist Best Hip-Hop Song
• Best Band/GroupTo lodge a nomination, click here.
The awards will take place at the Freo.Social (Fremantle) on 6 September; adding to this night-of-nights for the WA music community, will be live performances by alt. rockers The Struggling Kings as well as three-time category winner and WAM Song of the Year Grand Prize runner-up, hip hop MC Flewnt.
Singer-songwriter, top didgeridoo player and absolute local legend Phil Walley-Stack will also perform as well as handling the role of event emcee.
With a history of defending Aboriginal interests and culture stretching back to 1956, the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) seeks to celebrate Aboriginal artists and give them a platform to advance their art form.