News August 6, 2018

‘Black Elvis’ Roger Knox to be inducted into the National Indigenous Music Awards Hall of Fame

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‘Black Elvis’ Roger Knox to be inducted into the National Indigenous Music Awards Hall of Fame

Celebrating a career which spans over three decades, First Nations country musician will be inducted into the National Indigenous Music Awards Hall of Fame during the event’s 15th anniversary this Saturday.

“It is really deadly and a great honour to be inducted into the National Music Awards Hall of Fame, alongside heroes like Uncle Seaman Dan and my brother Kutcha Edwards,” said Knox.

For the first time ever, the NIMA Hall of Fame inductee will be celebrated in the Australian Music Vault, who will create a special display for Knox including awards, artwork, rare photographs and performance footage, posters and precious mementoes from Roger’s own personal collection which celebrate his musical history and work as a community advocate.

“I am humbled to be invited to tell my story at this years’ Music Vault in Melbourne, it is a great privilege,” Knox said.

The Australian Music Vault senior curator Carolyn Laffan says, “We’re extremely proud to be able to share Roger’s story with visitors to the Australian Music Vault.

“For more than 30 years Roger’s music has brought joy and healing to audiences in remote areas of Australia, in prisons and correctional centres and at festivals across Australia and North America.

“His story of survival and resilience has already been an inspiration to many and we hope this display will encourage a whole new audience to fall in love with his music and stories.”

The 15th instalment of the National Indigenous Music Awards will go down this Saturday, August 11 at the iconic Darwin Amphitheatre.

Live performances from rising star Baker Boy, folksters Busby Marou, country legends Kasey Chambers and Alan Pigram, triple j Unearthed’s NIMA winner Alice Skye and many more.

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