Archie Roach: Singing About Social Justice
Archie Roach's passion for social justice comes across in songs like 'Louis St John' - about the racially motivated murder of a young man and 'Beautiful Child' about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths in custody.
He also references Ruby Hunter's song 'Down City Streets' which was included on his album Charcoal Lane (1990). The song illuminates issues of alcoholism and homelessness.
This clip is taken from an exclusive interview with the NFSA in 2019.
Notes by Beth Taylor