THE 16TH ANNUAL DEADLY AWARDS
The Deadly Awards are held each year in Australia to celebrate Indigenous achievements in entertainment, music, sport and the community.
One big winner in the 2010 awards was the film 'Bran Nue Dae' which was named Film of the Year. The music from this most entertaining film (which my dear family, friends and I have seen and enjoyed immensely) has been proudly featured on our Flagship Station: Pacific Islands Radio - along with the music of the talented Archie Roach whose sixth studio album: '1988' was awarded - Album Release of the Year!
Please check out our Oceania Web sites: http://www.janesoceania.com/australia_aboriginal_music/index1.htm for more information about Archie Roach;
along with our Pacific Islands Radio Web site to enjoy the enchanting and beautiful music from 'Bran Nue Dae':
It is certainly pleasing to see that more than 29,000 votes were cast for the 2010 awards and that the importance of these awards are now being recognised, to a much greater extent, by the mainstream community.
Perhaps more importantly, these important awards deliver a strong and healthy message to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community - that, hopefully, will provide inspiration to all Indigenous Australians and, in particular, to young Indigenous Australians across the country.
Our very sincere Congratulations to all the successful artists! Well done!