Archie Roach Is Launching An Interview Series With First Nations Musicians

Gunditjmara and Bundjalung musician, Archie Roach, is launching an interview series via his Youtube channel that will see the artist speaking with other First Nations musicians from around the country.

The series, titled Uncle Archie’s Kitchen Table Yarns, will launch on Wednesday, 4th August, with episodes being released each Wednesday afterwards. His first guest is Yorta Yorta musician, composer, filmmaker, and climate justice activist, Allara Briggs Pattison.

He sat down with twelve First Nations artists to chat all things from culture to community, language and artistry. The conversations have been filmed in his home in regional Victoria.

In a press release, he touches on the importance of a series like this one.

“Yarning at my kitchen table with these young artists will help people understand who they are and give them another platform to promote their music,” he said.

“The kitchen table has always been a place of inspiration for me. It’s a place where I’ve written most of my songs, drank many cups of tea, ate meals, played music whilst my children ran around making plenty of noise. It represents family, community and love.”

The news comes a few weeks after Roach announced his Tell Me Why tour of regional NSW that is set to take place this August. He will perform shows in Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Thirroul, Bathurst, Dubbo, Lismore and Grafton.

“I really love connecting with audiences in regional communities,” he said.

“It’s going to be particularly special to tour around Bundjalung country, where my father was from, with shows in Lismore and Grafton in particular.”

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