Archie Roach – Tell me Why


Hello from the Drum Theatre

We had the honour of presenting a wonderful show by the legendary Aboriginal musician, Archie Roach last Friday night to an almost full theatre. We know many people cannot get to the theatre for various reasons and we have been fortunate to secure a special filmed version of Archie’s show, about his life and music, that we would love to share with you. Below is a link to the film, with closed captions and a link to an audio described version. The video can be accessed between 1pm Friday 14 May – 1pm Sunday 16 May, for free and as often as you like.

Here’s a bit about the show:

Archie Roach – Tell me Why

Archie shares stories and songs from his new memoir and companion album in this special Reconciliation Week event.

Not many have lived as many lives – from stolen child, teenage alcoholic, seeker, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, to social advocate and First Nations leader – but it took almost a lifetime to find who he really was.

His new memoir ‘Tell Me Why’ is an intimate, moving and often confronting account of his resilience and strength of spirit, and also of a great love story. It’s an extraordinary odyssey of love and heartbreak, family and community, survival and renewal – and the healing power of music.

The companion album ‘Tell Me Why’ re-imagines eleven songs which have defined his extraordinary career, together with brand new songs and recordings.

Roach voices the joy, pain and hope he found on his path through these songs to become the legendary singer- songwriter and storyteller that he is today – beloved and respected by fans worldwide.

Duration: 83 minutes

“He condensed those emotions of the Stolen Generations into a few minutes of music that stands as one of the great Australian humanitarian artistic statements.” The Australian

How to watch the online concert
The button below will become active from Friday 14 May, 1pm to Sunday 16 May, 1pm

Watch the Virtual Concert
or copy this link to your website browser during this period:

(Audio Described version):

If you have any problems with the link, please contact the Box Office on 8571 1666 between 10am and 4pm, Monday-Friday.

We hope you enjoy this concert. If there is a group of you watching, please drop us a line to let us know how many in your watch party. We look forward to hearing from you

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Kind regards,

 Susan Strano

Coordinator, Drum Theatre, City of Greater Dandenong
Phone: 03 8571 1623 | Mobile: 0413 135 446