Kutcha Edwards: Circling Time

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Singing up country with Kutcha Edwards

Kutcha Edwards has been prolifically combining songwriting and activism since 1991, when he joined Koori group Watbalimba and began the remarkable journey that has taken him from the tiny Riverina town of Balranald to tours of Australia and the world. It is his experiences as a survivor of the Stolen Generations and his proud Mutti Mutti heritage that has shaped his diverse creative output in groups like Blackfire and The Black Arm Band. At the same time he's also been able to forge a successful solo career combining his ‘Bidgee’ blues with traditional songs of people and country.

Beginning in 2002 with his friends Paul Kelly and Paul Hester (Crowded House) he created his first solo album, Cooinda. In 2007, he released his second solo CD titled Hope, co-produced with Richard Pleasance. Inspired by the Songlines told on the albums, Kutcha wrote, produced and performed his first theatre-based and VIPA award winning show, Songlines of a Mutti Mutti Man, to full houses at the Arts Centre Melbourne’s George Fairfax Studio.

Kutcha is once again returning to the stage, to share his story and his music as he launches his new album, Circling Time, featuring a recently released single We Sing. The song's chorus is a choir of near 100 voices that include Archie Roach, Paul Kelly, Judith Durham, Joe Geia, Emily Wurramara, Emma Donovan, Rebecca Barnard and many, many more. 

“Peter Rotumah, Joe Geia, Bart Willoughby, Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter and Lou Bennett were superb, but it was the giant Kutcha Edwards who had the audience by the throat. I don't think I’ve seen a more soulful performance in my life.” – Jason Blake, Sydney Festival Review 

 

When

  • Saturday, 21 May 2022 | 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Location

Portland Arts Centre, 4A Glenelg Street, Portland 3305  View Map

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