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The Medics win 3 NIMA awards

Posted on 13 Aug 2012

Queensland four-piece The Medics, who released their first album Foundations earlier this year, won 3 awards at the National Indigenous Music Awards, announced yesterday in Darwin. 

The Medics were awarded New Talent of the Year, Song of the Year for the song 'Griffin' and Album of the Year for 'Foundations'.

"It's overwhelming - mixed emotions but I'm glad we got to win all three awards and it's pretty amazing," Jhindu Lawrie of The Medics said.

The awards, which celebrate Indigenous music acts from all around Australia, were held at a concert attended by thousands at Darwin's Botanic Gardens last night.

One of the two Aboriginal members of the band, Jhindu said it was an honour to be part of the NIMAs. "Being an Aboriginal you never forget who you are and where you come from," he said to ABC online

"It's about culture and it's just nice having your family and everyone in the crowd. In saying that though, I'd like to see it joined with everything else - joined with the ARIAS, not segregated."
"As a band, we always strive to be something else - not just to be categorised into Aboriginal music. Music is music you know," he said.
"But life's a journey and to see us as a band here today is pretty crazy."

Pioneering Aboriginal country music star Jimmy Little, who died in April, was inducted into the Hall of Fame along with Northern Territory musicians the Lajamanu Teenage Band.

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