On July 30, Gunditjmara (Kirrae Whurrong/Djab Wurrung), Bundjalung senior elder, songman, prolific storyteller and First Nations champion, Archie Roach, passed away. His contribution to the modern Australian musical canon is unparalleled. He leaves behind a cultural legacy that will inspire generations to come.  

PBS had a long and rich friendship with Archie throughout his incredible career. As we continue to honour his legacy and his name, we invite you back to 2003 when he and son, Amos Roach, graced PBS with three songs in Studio 5. You can hear this session on Subway Sounds on August 27. 

Subway Sounds host Suzi Hutchings says:

“Archie Roach championed the resilience and brilliance of Indigenous peoples and will remain an inspiration to us all. The power of his music will continue to resonate through his exceptionally beautiful voice, in such iconic songs as ‘Took the Children Away’ and ‘Beautiful Child,’ as he reveals the harsh realities of colonial policies and their impact on Indigenous peoples.” 

Tune in to Subway Sounds on August 27 to hear this moving set from Archie and Amos Roach. 

Studio 5 Live is proudly presented by Mountain Goat.