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Kutcha Edwards

Kutch Edwards

Aboriginal Australian singer-songwriter, Kutcha Edwards (b. 1965), was in institutions as a child. Kutcha is a Mutti-Mutti man; he was born in Balranald, New South Wales, the 9th of 12 children to Mary and Nugget Edwards. A member of the Stolen Generations, Kutcha was removed from his family when he was 18 months old, along with 5 siblings. When he was later moved to Orana Methodist Children’s Home in Burwood, Victoria, Kutcha was reunited with his siblings. As a young man, Kutcha trained in Melbourne to become a community health worker at Koori Kollij, an Aboriginal health service. During the 1990s, Kutcha began signing professionally, with Melbourne band Watbalimba and later with Blackfire. He became a solo artist in 2000.

In 2006 Kutcha joined with other Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal performers to form Black Arm Band, a company which tours communities in remote regions.