Ruby 

$30 including postage

Paul Grabowsky’s arrangements, which have been hailed as his best work yet, take their lead from the country music and gospel traditions that have inspired them and from his own jazz and classical influences.




 

Together and separately, Ruby Hunter and Archie Roach have forged careers that cross musical boundaries. In this powerful collaboration, Ruby and Archie join forces with members of the Australian Art Orchestra to perform songs they have written about their experiences as members of the Stolen Generation. The songs recount Ruby’s birth by the side of a billabong near the banks of the Murray River in South Australia and chart her search for identity, the discovery of hope through love, and Ruby and Archie’s return to the river to build a new life and a new home to mend the wounds of the past. Through lyrical and poignant songs, Ruby’s Story is a tale about the abuse of power and the power of love; about facing up to past wrongs; and our shared responsibility to battle for the survival of our environment and the great river systems upon which all of our lives depend.