Fraser takes Silver Scroll with Albertine

01:43, Jan 31 2009
HONOURED: Brooke Fraser has won the Silver Scroll award for her song Albertine.

Hutt Valley singer/songwriter Brooke Fraser has won the Australasian Performing Right Association's Silver Scroll award for her song Albertine.

Fraser, who is on tour in Europe and returns home for a national tour of New Zealand next month, said she was honoured to receive the award.

"It is humbling to accept an award from my songwriting peers," she said.

Brooke thanked her Rwandan friends who inspired the song, Joel and Albertine.

Albertine relates their pair's tale of courage in the Rwandan genocides of a decade ago.

Other award winners included the induction of Dance Exponents lead singer Jordan Luck as the inaugural member of the New Zealand Music Hall Of Fame, SOUNZ Contemporary Award, Eve De Castro Robinson with These Arms to Hold You and the APRA Maioha Award to Andrea Tunks and Pierre Tohe for Aio.

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