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Deadly victory for Cairns act

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on 11 Oct 2002

R&B newcomers, Shakaya, made a deadly impact on the indigenous music scene
in Sydney last night.

The Cairns-based duo has taken out four of the top Deadly Awards.

For Shakaya members Naomi Weinatong and Simone Stacey it has been a rapid
rise to stardom, making an almost clean sweep of the Deadly's without even
releasing their album yet.

While the track "Stop Calling Me" earned them Single Release of the Year,
they also won Music Video of the Year, Band of the Year and Most Promising
New Talent.

Album of the Year went to Archie Roach's "Sensual Being" and Jimmy Little
was named best Country Artist.

In the acting categories, teenager Everlyn Sampi was honoured for her lead
role in Rabbit Proof Fence and from the same film veteran David Gulpilil,
who played the tracker, won Male Actor of the Year.



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