Kutcha – Circling Time
WHEN: 6:00pm - 9:00pm – 30 Oct 2022
WHO: Kutcha Edwards
Songman Kutcha Edwards is a proud Mutti Mutti, Yorta Yorta, Nari Nari man, is a strong advocate for Aboriginal people, and is dedicated to the continuum of his traditional Songline.
Kutcha has been prolifically combining song writing 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 been able to forge a successful solo career combining his ‘Bidgee’ blues with traditional songs of people and country.
Kutcha is now multi award winning singer/songwriter and his most recent album ‘Circling Time’ has garnered critical acclaim. He tells us that music chose him. He uses music to create connections across cultures, generations, and spaces. He draws on a profound sense of all those who have gone before him on this land, along with his own life experiences, to help his audiences understand themselves, reconnect with their culture and promote cultural understanding. His music touches the soul and through his humour and insights we realise that with recognition of the true Aboriginal history, there can be hope of reconciliation.
'Circling Time is a magnificent, life-affirming triumph, and Kutcha is quite possibly the finest contemporary singer of his generation.' Rhythms Magazine
‘The new album is profound and a timely reminder of the incredible depth and talent of one of the most inspiring voices within the country’. Forte Magazine