Community Animation with Kutcha Edwards

Community Animation submission by Monash Kindergarten

Monash Council and Mutti Mutti man and Aboriginal musician Kutcha Edwards worked together on a special Community Animation Project as part of NAIDOC Week 2020 celebrations.

The animation was put together by Emily Graham and features images and artwork made by children and families of Monash, set to Kutcha's song Tic Toc - Time Keeps Tickin By, with music by Daniel J Marquez.



Watch the amazing animation below:

About 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 member 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 houses at the George Fairfax Studio. Kutcha created a one-man version of his story called yuyukatha and toured it throughout Victoria. He has since produced two further solo albums blak n blu and Beneath the Surface.

More info: Kutcha Edwards