In a voice rich with humanity, filled with joy, pain, love and longing, Archie will perform songs from his latest album, Let Love Rule. He will be joined by members of the award-winning Short Black Opera and Dhungala Children’s Choir and backed by a seven-piece band comprising some of the country’s finest musicians.
Archie is one of Australia’s most treasured performers with an extraordinary story. He has received multiple awards including a Human Rights Award for his iconic song, Took The Children Away, and several ARIA and Deadly Awards. In 2015 Archie was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to music and his support of social justice. Musically, his work continues to be recognised locally and internationally.
Three decades after the release of his 1990 debut album “Charcoal Lane”, Archie’s work continues to explore universal themes of love, friendship, family, country and community. “Let Love Rule’, his tenth album, explores love in all its glorious, unruly incarnations, to find that shared humanity rather than looking at the things that divide us.
“the definitive voice of indigenous Australia” – The West Australian
“the songwriting is poignant and as strong as ever, on an album which fair oozes soul and honesty” –Rolling Stone
Presented By Arts Centre Melbourne and YIRRAMBOI.