Archie Roach spent one hour live in ABC radio this week talking after his classic ‘Charcoal Lane’ album 25 years after its release.
Warner Music has released an anniversary edition of ‘Charcoal Lane’ with a bonus disc of Roach interpretations by Paul Kelly & Courtney Barnett, Dan Sultan and Emma Donovan and Briggs. Barnett, Sultan, Donovan and Briggs joined Archie Roach for the very special broadcast from the ABC’s Melbourne studio.
The show was heard live nationally across Australia on the ABC and internationally on Radio Australia.
‘Charcoal Lane’ is one of Australia’s most important music works. The album opened a dialogue about the treatment of Aboriginal people when it was first released. Roach himself was taken from his parents at age three and put in a foster home. He never saw his parents again. His story is told in ‘Took The Children Away’. The song won two Australian Record Industry Awards (ARIAs) and an international human rights award.
The Archie Roach broadcast was hosted by ABC Radio’s Lindy Burns and Jacinta Parsons. LISTEN HERE:
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