Archie Roach & Tiddas and Briggs & the Bad Apples Crew will descend on the capital for a celebration of Black Excellence on the eve of the inaugural Reconciliation Day.
From 2018 the ACT will observe a public holiday honouring the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.
Iconic Australian singer-songwriter, Archie Roach will take the Playhouse stage from 8pm, with crowd favourites Tiddas bringing their sublime and bold vocal harmonies to the mix.
Audiences will be treated to favourites, including A Child Was Born Here, Dancing Shoes and Dancing With My Spirit, capturing Archie’s voice at its best and affirming the contention that he is one of the best 30 voices in the world.
“I am always glad to be a part of an event where reconciliation is the focus. I am for reconciliation! For me it is about acknowledging all of our history; the good and the bad. For true reconciliation it’s about coming together to recognise past injustices that affected our First Peoples so that we can move forward together. This Reconciliation Day Eve event is a wonderful opportunity to hear from some of our up and coming artists who will carry on the message of reconciliation.” – Archie Roach AM
Bad Apples Music, Australia’s most prolific Indigenous record label, is hosting an unmissable house party in Canberra this National Reconciliation Week. Headlined by Briggs, featuring performances from Birdz, Omar Musa, Nooky, Alice Skye, Kobie Dee and hosted by Hau – the Bad Apples House Party will blow the roof off The Canberra Theatre Centre.
Briggs established the label to genuinely nurture and support Black Excellence, this will be your chance to celebrate Black Excellence with the label’s roster and friends.
“Reconciliation Day presents a good opportunity to showcase music from emerging and established Indigenous artists” Briggs