Music Alumna Wins Major International Award

Amirah Ali with her band, performing at the VIMA Music Awards ceremony

We're pleased to announce that Amirah Ali, alumna of the NIU School of Music, has won a 2013 VIMA Music Award for Best Overall Female Act.

Congratulations, Amirah!

VIMA Music Awards are the most important music awards for Southeast Asia, serving as a recognition platform for musicians from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.

Frequent readers will recall that Amirah was recently back on the NIU campus to perform as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration for NIU's Center for Southeast Asian Studies. While here, Amirah worked with several current music students and performed with a backing band consisting entirely of current students.

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