This Week On Deadly Sounds:
Singer-songwriter, Gina Williams along with ‘overseas Noongar’ Guy Chouse, have released an album entirely in the Noongar language.
Beginning in 1993, Deadly Sounds was an important milestone for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as it gave the Indigenous community a positive voice in Australian media.
Over its 21 years of broadcast, Deadly Sounds featured interviews with some of Australia’s most prominent icons, including Adam Goodes, Nicky Winmar, Uncle Archie Roach, Cathy Freeman, Dan Sultan, Samantha Harris, Patrick Mills, Johnathan Thurston, Christine Anu and the late Dr Yunupingu and Uncle Jimmy Little just to name a few.
Not only did Deadly Sounds feature established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, it helped uncover new talent by giving them the opportunity to have their music heard – building their confidence and reinforcing their musical capacity as a result of being a national radio program.
After such positive feedback from Deadly Sounds, Vibe Australia was formed. Vibe Australia took positive Indigenous media far beyond a radio signal, with two print publications, events such as the Vibe 3on3 and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Arts and Community Awards, aka The Deadlys.
In June 2014, Vibe Australia was informed that funds for the Vibe Project will be directed to the Australian Government’s programs that deliver front line services from 1 July 2014. This includes Deadly Sounds. Vibe Australia will no longer be producing Deadly Sounds, at this stage.
Vibe Australia would like to thank everyone who has been a part of Deadly Sounds over the years, especially our special guests, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and the broadcasters, who contributed to the growth of Deadly Sounds able to grow into a much big and better entity that hopefully instilled a sense of pride within the Indigenous community.