Better Read Than Dead presents

Archie Roach – Tell Me Why

12 Nov 2019

Join us for an unmissable evening with legendary singer songwriter Archie Roach to celebrate the release of his memoir and album of the same name, Tell Me Why.


Archie will discuss his extraordinary story through love and heartbreak, family and community, and the healing power of music with Daniel Browning, and perform a selection of his iconic songs featuring a guest appearance by Emma Donovan.


Archie was only a few years old when he was forcibly removed from his family, and has overcome enormous odds to find his story and his people, becoming a music legend beloved by fans worldwide. His song, Took the Children Away, won an International Human Rights Achievement Award and his first album, Charcoal Lane, featured in Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 50, going gold in Australia and winning two ARIA awards. His recording history includes 12 albums, soundtracks, and film and theatrical scores.


His book, retail price $49.99, can be purchased as part of a bundled ticket option. Copies can also be purchased on the night alongside Archie’s album. Together they make a vital contribution to the Australian story.


A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the Archie Roach Foundation.