Kutcha Edwards is headed to Kyneton and Bendigo bringing truth-telling via his new music theatre creation, Circling Time – Songs and Stories.
Edwards’ show draws its essence from the songs on his latest album Circling Time.
The album is superb, receiving rave reviews including in Rhythms Magazine: “Circling Time is a magnificent, life-affirming triumph, and Edwards is quite possibly the finest contemporary singer of his generation”.
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.
“In telling my story, I believe I’m telling my family’s story,” Edwards said.
“Within the structure of family there are members whose role it is to protect Country.
“For others, it’s to protect the memories such as photos. I believe I have been given the responsibility to protect my family’s Songline.”
Edwards weaves his Songline into the very fabric of our souls … an experience for all time and all generations.
Both show and album speak of the still present truth of Australia’s past, of families ripped apart and long journeys searching, not always finding.
The show is deeply moving. Hearing of Edwards’ personal journey, sharing his path towards healing, brings us face to face with an iconic storyteller and sublime vocalist, whose journey to this place challenges norms many take for granted, and whose Songline channels ancestral wisdom written into these great southern skies.
Circling Time – Songs and Stories is both a celebration of the deeply thoughtful music channelled from the resilience of this big-hearted Mutti Mutti man as well as a sombre reminder of damage done that has not dissipated and still resonates in the lives of Aboriginal people today.
It’s on Sunday, May 22 at 3pm at the Kyneton Town Hall, and at the Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, on June 15.
For tickets head to: www.kutcha-edwards.com/shows