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Editor’s Tag

This story originally appeared in Deadly Vibe Magazine Issue #3 April, 1997

We have just opened The Vault – all the back stories from old editions – dating back to the 1990s. To know where we are going, it's important to understand where we have been. And that story you can follow in the Deadly Vibe Vault!

Welcome to another Deadly Vibe, again packed and full with Indigenous music and sport for your happy reading and viewing. And thanks to everybody who has called, written or faxed us about Deadly Vibe with your comments and feedback. Believe me, every letter fax and phone call is read by the whole Deadly Vibe team and taken very seriously so keep ‘em coming.

This month we bring you groove Diva Chaka Khan who recently visited Australia to star in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, as well as perform at a favourite Deadly Vibe haunt in Melbourne, The Racquet Club. I know Chaka Khan is not a 20 year old rapper or a hip hop artist, but you guys if you’re serious about your music, remember Chaka Khan has influenced almost everything you’re now listening to, big time.

Next time you listen to (yet another) hip hop cover of her song Ain’t Nobody remember and say that’s a Chaka Khan song and I love it.

It is Deadly Vibe’s pleasure to have Chaka Khan in our magazine (because we are pretty picky you know). Chaka Khan was only in town (Sydney) for 24 hours before she was on the phone ‘I want to meet my people, take me to an Aboriginal community … NOW!’ And to the delight of Redfern she hung out with everyone at Koori Radio for a couple of hours, laughing, talking about her life, her family. We told her a bit, she told us a bit. Chaka Khan enchanted everybody. Everyone who was there will definitely remember the night Chaka Khan came to town for the rest of their lives.

Chaka Khan is in the finest company this month with star Olympian Kyle Vander-Kyup, who to anyone who has seen him in action, has elevated the 110 meter hurdles into an absolute art-form.

Kyle chats to Deadly Vibe about his training routine, the World Athletic Championships coming up in Athens later this year and his serious love of the baseball cap.

Catch ya,

Gavin Jones

To The Editor;

I was given a copy of your “Deadly Vibe” magazine recently. I read it from front to back and thought it was brilliant.

I work as an A.E.W. (Aboriginal Education Worker) in South Australia.

Working with a lot of Nunga kids and think that your magazine will help to highlight positive role models for these kids. Keep up the Deadly work you are doing.


Suzanne Hewson.

Dear Suzanne

Thank you for your letter, and your support of Deadly Vibe. It’s great reader feedback, especially from people who work in the education area.

We would like to have more South Australian input in our magazine, so if anything is happening out there, give us a call or drop us a line. We’d love to hear more.

Thank you again.



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