Archie Roach: Music as a healer

Title:
Archie Roach: Music as a healer
Year:
2019
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WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following clip may contain images and voices of deceased persons
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Archie Roach talks about music as being part of his healing. Archie is a member of the Stolen Generations and was forcibly separated from his family when he was just two years old.

In his autobiography Tell Me Why (2019), Archie says 'I've wrestled most of my life with addictions, but music has always been my saving grace. It's where I go to heal.'

Patrick Dodson echoes Archie's words in an interview from Liyarn Ngarn (2007), where he talks about Archie's ability to articulate pain as only an artist can.

This clip is taken from an exclusive interview with the NFSA from the online exhibition Archie Roach: His Story in Song.