ARCHIE ROACH NEWS

  • The Bringing Them Home Committee (WA) and Yokai: Healing Our Spirit are proudly presented the Sorry Day Twentieth Anniversary Concert.  The concert featured Archie Roach with support from local Aboriginal performers Gina Williams, Della-Rae Morrison, Candice Lorrae, Beni Bjah and the Madjitil Moorna Choir. 

     

    Archie Roach is a multi-award winning Aboriginal singer/songwriter who is best known for his advocacy for the Stolen Generations and for his song “Took the Children Away”, which has become the anthem for the Stolen Generations.  Gina Williams, Della-Rae Morrison, Candice Lorrae, Beni Bjah are also award winning singers and songwriters.  This event was a very special night showcasing  some of the best Aboriginal performers in this country. Production for the night was coordinated by well-known Noongar performer Phil Walley-Stack! 


  • The prestigious award was presented to Archie by journalist Stan Grant at the 2017 APRA Music Awards on Monday 3 April at the International Convention Centre Grand Ballroom in Sydney. A.B. Original, Paul Kelly and Dan Sultan performed a rousing tribute to Archie with a version of Took the Children Away.

     

    Previous recipients of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music include Paul Kelly, Jimmy Little, Slim Dusty, The Seekers, Fifa Riccobono, Lindy Morrison and 2016 recipients, Cold Chisel.


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