Briggs, Gurrumul, Dewayne Everettsmith, Corey McGregor (Funkoars), Ben Hauptman and James Mangohig (Sietta) perform a sequel to Archie Roach’s ‘Took The Children Away’ for triple j’s special NAIDOC week Like A Version
Archie Roach is an Australian musician. A singer, songwriter and guitarist, he endured a very hard childhood in foster care when he was forcefully removed from his Aboriginal family in a nationwide attempt, although a failed one, to finally integrate the native Australians (Abo’s) into mainstream modern Australia. Archie Roach was a musician who was a powerful voice for Indigenous Australians, a storyteller in the tradition of his ancestors, and was a nationally respected artist.
Roach’s song Took the Children Away was a song Archie Roach sang and made popular about the forcible removal of the children of his people.