launching the archie roach foundation stage
Beloved national music icon and Maar Nation Elder, Uncle Archie Roach AM, is incredibly proud to launch the inaugural Archie Roach Foundation stage on Peek Whurrong country, thanks to a very special partnership with the Port Fairy Folk Festival. Curated by Uncle Archie and members of the Maar Nation, the stage shines a massive spotlight on both emerging and established First Nations musicians from across Australia. It will also host a series of community-led traditional dance, art, song writing workshops, curated conversations, a yarning circle plus an on stage ‘Kitchen Table Yarn’ with Archie and some very special young guests.Among the artists performing are Kutcha Edwards, Emma Donovan, Shellie Morris, The Merindas, Amos Roach, Kee’ahn, Lee Morgan, Nola Lauch, MRLN X RKM (Rulla Kelly-Mansell, Marlon Motlop and band), the Singing Our Futures collective and NT rapper J-MILLA and remote West Arnhem Land up and comers, Black Rock Band. Uncle Archie and the Maar Nation community welcome you all to celebrate First Nations culture through storytelling, song, art and dance at the inaugural 2022 Archie Roach Foundation stage. The Archie Roach Foundation stage is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.