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.
- It is the singer-songwriter’s seventh appearance at WOMAD
- Roach has been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- He is re-recording his first album, Charcoal Lane
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…