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Australian music legend Archie Roach returns to South Australia to open WOMADelaide despite battling chronic illness

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Singer and songwriter Archie Roach is giving Australian music all he can, returning to South Australia to open the WOMADelaide music festival on Friday night.

Despite a debilitating chronic illness, Roach is returning for his seventh appearance at WOMAD since 1992, when the festival began.

The powerful advocate for First Nations peoples said sharing music and stories was his passion.

“I found this connection that I have with people that come to see me play and tell stories from stage,” he said.

“It’s an actual relationship that you have with [the] audience and…



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