Archie Roach's captivating life story conveyed through his 2019 album Tell Me Why has now earned him three ARIA nominations.
The troubadour has been nominated for Best Male Artist, Best Independent Release and Best Adult Contemporary Album.
Coinciding with the nominations is the 30th anniversary edition of Roach's picture story book adaptation of his song of the same name; Took The Children Away.
His personal lyrics reflect of the Stolen Generation and the illustrations were created by Roach's beloved partner, the late Ruby Hunter. Roach was taken from from his family's home at the Framlingham Aboriginal Mission when he was two years old and and Hunter was also a Stolen Generation survivor.
The track was the first song ever to receive a prestigious Australian Human Rights Award and was part of Roach's 1990 debut album Charcoal Lane.
To celebrate the pearl anniversary of his certified gold and ARIA award winning debut album, Roach is also releasing The Songs of Charcoal Lane on November 13.
All ten tracks of the album were re-recorded in Roach's Killarney home throughout the pandemic with the help of musicians Stephen Magnusson and Sam Anning and recording engineer Hadyn Buxton.
The 2020 Victorian Australian Of The Year has also released The Archie Roach Stolen Generations Resources.
The resources for teachers and students includes filmed conversations with Archie and Elders around the themes of cultural identity, Stolen Generations, talking our truths, and healing through story and the arts, with comprehensive educational support materials.
To get your copy of any of Archie Roach's latest releases head to archieroach.com
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