Inaugural Songs for Peace Concert, Roebourne W.A.

Under the magical Pilbara moon in Roebourne, at the Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation’s Ngurin Cultural Centre, on Saturday September 29, Archie shared the stage with a stellar line up of artists for the inaugural Songs For Peace concert 

The line-up, curated by Grammy Award winner and music broadcaster Lucky Oceans, included acclaimed Broome artist Stephen Pigram, Bidyadanga singersongwriter John Bennett, Brian Ritchie (ex Violent Femmes), David Hyams & Josie Alec to name a few. 

Presented by the Roebourne community and produced by Big hART it was a powerful celebration of music, hope, peace and renewal. It is hoped to build this concert as an annual attraction for the Pilbara region, attracting tourists from across the country.

Sorry Day Twentieth Anniversary Concert Featuring Archie Roach Friday 26th May 2017 - Astor Theatre

The Bringing Them Home Committee (WA) and Yokai: Healing Our Spirit are proud to bring you the Sorry Day Twentieth Anniversary Concert.  The concert features 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 so this is going to be a very special night showcasing  some of the best Aboriginal performers in this country. Production for the night is being coordinated by well-known Noongar performer Phil Walley-Stack! 

This is a significant anniversary for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community as it commemorates the Twentieth Anniversary of the tabling of the Bringing Them Home Report in the Commonwealth Parliament.  This landmark report into the Stolen Generations highlighted the past practice of removing Aboriginal children from their families and the ongoing impact of those policies.  Most of the performers at this Twentieth Anniversary Concert have family connections to the Stolen Generations and they will be joined by Stolen Generations survivors and their families to acknowledge this anniversary.  

This was an amazing night for all to remember!  Thank you to all the guests who attended to support this event.

Archie Roach Foundation Launch - Together We'll Fly

The Archie Roach Foundation was launched in August 2017.  A not for profit organisation which relies on your support and donations.  Please give generously and you will make a huge difference!

"The Foundation is a way for me to give back, to pass on what's been given to me from people I've met on my journey who have pointed me in a different direction, to a better way of life and understanding; to freedom.

I hope to be a signpost for others, to walk alongside and empower them to tell their story through the arts, to point them in a deadly direction; in particular young people within the youth justice system.

Together we'll fly."

Archie Roach AM.

United Voices Against Domestic Violence. You're the Voice!

So proud to be working alongside Queensland Music Festival and the Sony Foundation to lend my voice to the incredible sea of voices across Australia uniting against domestic violence. Check out the charity single You’re The Voice featuring myself (Archie Roach), Kate Ceberano, Katie Noonan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Montaigne and Isaiah, with all profits going to DVConnect who provide 24/7 crisis response in Queensland for those living with domestic or family violence.

You can buy the single here