Well-known indigenous singer, Archie Roach will perform one show in Melbourne as part of the Yirramboi Festival.
Performing from his latest album, Let Love Rule, Archie Roach’s performance, will also feature members of the award-winning Short Black Opera and Dhungala Children’s Choir and will be backed by a seven-piece band, containing some of the country’s finest musicians.
Short Black Opera is the creative brain-child of Deborah Cheetham, herself an actor, soprano and member of the Stolen generation. Deborah created the Short Black Opera Company and Dhungala Children’s Choir and began working on her first Indigenous opera ‘Pecan Summer’, the story of a young Yorta Yorta woman whose life is torn apart in 1939.
'Pecan Summer' by Short Black Opera Company
To experience such a wonderful combination of voices in one show is truly remarkable and indicative of the incredible Indigenous talent in Australia today.
The Yirramboi Festival, is a First Nations Arts Festival, which over ten-days highlights the diversity and individuality of First Nations artists in leading contemporary arts practice.
This is one show not to be missed!
For more information and tickets visit the Arts Centre.