Uncle Archie to be recognised for services to Australian music
MARCH 27: Archie Roach will be awarded for his outstanding services to Australian music at next week’s APRA Awards. Uncle Archie will receive the Ted Albert Award, which has previously been awarded to artists including Paul Kelly, Slim Dusty, The Seekers and Cold Chisel. Roach released his debut album Charcoal Lane in 1990, featuring the song Took The Children Away, which documents the story of the Stolen Generations and his own story of being taken from his family. The song was given a Human Rights Achievement Award. Since then, he has released 10 albums and won five ARIA Awards, seven Deadlys, three National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) and was inducted into the NIMA Hall of Fame in 2013. The APRA Awards take place in Sydney next Monday, April 3, and will feature performances from Paul Kelly with A.B. Original & Dan Sultan, Kate Miller-Heidke, Tkay Maidza, Holy Holy, Julia Jacklin, Cloves and Busby Marou.