Archie Roach and Tiddas team-up for a national tour
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Archie Roach and Tiddas team-up for a national tour

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Award-winning trio Tiddas are reforming to join Archie Roach for a national tour in May and June with Bruce and Archie Cuthbertson along for the ride. The Melbourne performance takes place at Hamer Hall on Sunday May 6.

This tour supports Roach’s unveiling of his album Dancing with My Spirit, which was recorded more than twenty years ago but has been sitting on the shelf until now. The album features tracks ‘A Child was Born Here’, ‘Dancing Shoes’, – and of course – ‘Dancing with My Spirit’, showcasing why Roach is one of the 30 best voices in the world.

Roach is known for his heartbreaking songs about his own experiences such as ‘Took the Child Away’ and ‘Stolen Generations’. He has won ARIA awards, featured in Rolling Stones Magazine’s top 50 albums in 1992 and won a Human Rights Achievement Award.

Tiddas won the hearts of Australians with their beautiful harmonies in the ‘90s and are bringing this well-loved aspect to Roach’s songs. They’ve received ARIA nominations for Best New Talent and Best Indigenous Talent, but broke up in 2000.

“The combination of these three women and Archie singing together created a magic that’s rare and precious, and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have witnessed this creation,” says Jen Anderson, producer of Dancing with My Spirit. “I suppose [the album] has been waiting for the right time to reveal itself to the public. That time has now come, heralded by the Tiddas’ announcement to sing with Archie once more.”