Briggs’ new song, “The Children Came Back”, inspires a new generation of Indigenous youth to rise up and celebrate their survival.
Raise up your ancestors. Raise up Indigenous heroes.
That’s the first thing that hits you when you watch Briggs‘ epic new song.
The acclaimed Shepparton-based, Yorta Yorta hip-hop artist brings together a heavy list of collaborators and video guest appearances in this epic homage to the 1990 Archie Roach anthem “Took The Children Away”. But where that song mourned his own experience of being taken away, and lamented the dispossession and removal of Indigenous children that have come to be known as the ‘Stolen Generation’, Briggs responds with an inspired sequel that, twenty-five years later, champions “black excellence” and the accomplishments of Indigenous Nations across ‘Australia’.
A literal generation following Roach’s anthemic and sorrowful call to account for historical injustice, Briggs swaggers boldly to the fore of a rising Indigenous generation unafraid to celebrate their success.