Troy Cassar-Daley and AB Original take out out top National Indigenous Music awards on a night dedicated to tributes from Paul Kelly, Yunupingu family and others
After Dr G Yunupingu died last month, Indigenous hip hop artist, actor and writer Adam Briggs – one half of AB Original, with MC/producer Trials – penned a tribute for Rolling Stone, describing his friendship with the man who he had met in 2013.
“As much as he was a virtuoso, [he] was also a loving, humorous and gentle person. He was a consummate showman, but also of the boys,” Briggs wrote. “To me, Dr G was an anomaly, not an enigma or the mystic ‘figure of the dreamtime’ … I find these descriptions kind of a disservice to the actual person he was.”
'He was a real person': Briggs leads awards night tributes to Dr G Yunupingu