Archie Roach, Yung Warriors, lauded at The Deadlys
Archie Roach and Yung Warriors represented Melbourne in the winner’s list of last night’s indigenous Deadlys awards. Now in their 19h year, they were held at the Sydney Opera House, covering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievements in music, sport, entertainment and community.
Roach's Into the Bloodstream was named Best Album of the Year, while he was awarded The Lifetime Contribution Award for Healing the Stolen Generations.
The audience was told by organisers as he got the latter award, "His work focused an international spotlight on the Stolen Generations and did much to mobilise Australia into action. Through his music, and as a role model, Archie triumphed against the odds, going on to achieve national and international status as a talented story-teller and musician. He tells the stories that motivate a nation, and did so at a time when no-one was listening,"
Yung Warriors went home with the trophy for Hip Hop Artist of the Year.
In other music wins, Jessica Mauboy took Female Artist and Single Release of the Year for ‘Something's Got A Hold On Me’, Troy Cassar-Daley (Male Artist of the Year), Stik n Move (Most Promising New Talent) and Street Warriors (Band of the Year).
The Sapphires, based on the original ‘60s R&B vocal group who got their start in Melbourne, took Film of the Year.
John Harding of 3CR was named Community Broadcaster of the Year.
The Deadlys are broadcast on SBS One on Sunday September 15 at 9.30 pm, and on NITV on Wednesday September 18.