Not many have lived as many lives – from stolen child, teenage alcoholic, seeker, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, to social advocate and First Nations leader – but it took almost a lifetime to find who he really was.
He is Archie Roach.
Archie is one of Australia’s iconic storytellers and cultural figures. As a proud Maar Nation Elder from southwest Victoria on his mother’s side and Bundjalung man from NSW northern rivers country on his father’s side, as a singer, songwriter and author, and as a vocal survivor of the Stolen Generations, Archie has carved a unique path through
four decades of Australian culture.
Archie’s career as a recording artist spans ten albums, numerous soundtracks and a number of compilations of his work. He was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 2020, and made a member of The Order Of Australia in 2015 for his lifetime contributions to music and activism. Beyond these honours, Archie’s music has won countless awards, including eight ARIA Awards.
Join Archie Roach as he shares his Anthology Album “My Songs: 1989 – 2021” at the Jetty Theatre.
Some song-writers wrap themselves in cloaks, whether of enigma or inanity, and some bare their souls. Then there’s Archie Roach. – Sydney Morning Herald
As a member of the Stolen Generations, Roach had a direct line to the pain and suffering indigenous families endured when children were taken from them. He condensed those emotions into a few minutes of music that stands as one of the great Australian humanitarian artistic statements – The Australian.
Roach is one of this country’s most important and treasured singer-songwriters. Through his songs he has educated this country on the history of Aboriginal experience and the injustice and desecration of his people and land. His profoundly spiritual presence would capivate for the next hour-and-a-half in imparting a deeply personal and moving on-stage memoir of his life. – The Age Feb 2021
Village Sounds & Play on Presents
Tuesday 5 & Wednesday 6 April
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100mins including interval