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Archie Roach

Posted 20 Apr 2017 @ 12:27pm

In collaboration with the 2017 Yirramboi First Nations Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne presents two of the most crucial voices to represent our Aboriginal community.

 

Emma Donovan & The Putbacks will pay tribute to pioneering singer/songwriter Ruby Hunter and Archie Roach brings his new album Let Love Rule to the stage a night later.
 
Donovan is a soul and funk...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 12:46pm

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Archie Roach’s new album Let Love Rule is a complex, textured offering that reaches orchestral heights, often from minimal, pensive beginnings.
 
The album, produced by Craig Pilkington, follows on from 2012’s Into The Bloodstream, but it’s the involvement of Deborah Cheetham and her Dhungula Children’s Choir, as well as the Short Black Opera choir that defines...

Posted 2 Nov 2016 @ 12:46pm

 

Pensive, reverent, ceremonial and ultimately joyous, Archie Roach’s performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre perfectly captured the nature of his new album Let Love Rule, which boasts some stunningly beautiful tracks in lyricism and arrangement. 
 
The evening kicked off with local elders and Roach’s friends Aunty Caroline Briggs and Uncle Jack Charles, who delivered a...

Posted 5 Aug 2016 @ 3:11pm

To celebrate the release of his forthcoming album Let Love Rule, Archie Roach has announced a pair of special shows in Melbourne and Sydney this October.  

 

Playing tracks from his tenth studio album for the first time, as well as selections from his extraordinary career, these shows will be a celebration of Let Love Rule’s main themes of humanity and heart.
 
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Posted 11 Nov 2015 @ 11:25am

Our country is rich in talent, and the organisers behind this year’s NaranaFest have harvested an impressive crop of artists. None more so than Archie Roach, who is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. With his deeply sonorous vocals, his words resonate with generations of Australians as he discusses some of the most poignant and important topics concerning our nation.

 

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Posted 30 May 2014 @ 5:44pm

In its second year as part of Leaps and Bounds Music Festival this year, Smith Street Dreaming is about bringing the local community together and promoting awareness of Aboriginal culture.

 

Archie Roach will performing live on the day, in the heart of Collingwood. He will be joined by MC Uncle Jack Charles and a lineup that includes Joe Geia, Deline Briscoe, Nikki Ashby and...

Posted 3 Apr 2014 @ 9:53am

Healesville Sanctuary has teamed up for Archie Roach for its Campfire Corroboree event this Saturday.

 

Before Roach and his band take the stage, guests will take part in exclusive animal encounters and a smoking ceremony led by Murrindindi, Wurundjeri Elder. Then, the internationally recognised performer will treat fans to his Creation performance. All proceeds from the evening...

Posted 13 Feb 2014 @ 1:33pm

“Today we honour the Indigenous peoples of this land, the oldest continuing cultures in human history. We reflect on their past mistreatment. We reflect in particular on the mistreatment of those who were Stolen Generations — this blemished chapter in our nation’s history,” said former Prime Minster Kevin Rudd earnestly, issuing the Parliamentary Apology to the Stolen Generationsback in 2008,...

Posted 16 Dec 2013 @ 6:24pm

At the Riverboats Music Festival in Echuca-Moama earlier this year, Archie Roach’s band provided tasteful instrumentation that allowed his evocative vocals and thought-provoking lyrics to take centre-stage. Roach paid a tender tribute to his partner Ruby Hunter who passed away three years ago, shared his insights into the land and the people “being one” and “lifted our spirits high up to the...

Posted 11 Dec 2013 @ 3:22pm

In celebration of the anniversary of the Apology to Australia's Stolen Generations, the Healing Foundation has announced that it will present the 6th incarnation of the Apology Concert.

 

The free concert will feature a stellar lineup, with performances from Christine Anu, Archie Roach, Frank Yamma, Jimblah, Thelma Plum, Kurcha Edwards, Tim Rogers, Clare Bowditch, Horror Show and...

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