Archie Roach: Music as a healer

Archie Roach: Music as a healer
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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 in 2019.

Notes by Beth Taylor