From the moments of beginning to the standing ovation at the end it was a triumph - soft, lyrical, melodic, moving, foot stomping, meaningful, and a repeated reminder of how Aboriginal culture has been irrevocably changed by white invasion. Painful and inspirational, and all set against a backdrop of evocative black and white film of Aboriginal culture today.
Archie Roach is ageing; yeah and so what? His voice occasional wavers; yeah and so what? The eagle soared time and again, and he was greeted with applause by an audience in rapture.
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When Jimmy Barnes made a guest appearance, the crowd nearly lost it in ecstatic welcome
Dirt song was brilliantly staged, and a joy to be remembered.
Go and see Black Armband Don't worry about the elements.