If you haven’t heard of songwriter and diplomat, Fred Smith, then you’re missing out on a real Aussie musical treasure.
He is the voice of the new generation of Diggers, eloquently capturing their experiences and feelings in his lyrics and melodies. His words are genuine, heartfelt and will blindside you with their honesty and realism.
In 2011, Fred Smith returned from 18 months in Uruzgan Province, southern Afghanistan with a collection of songs he released as the album Dust of Uruzgan. The album won rave reviews and coverage on national radio, television and print.
The show combines songs, humour, and commentary with a stunning set of projected photographs by military and civilian photographers. Smith was actually there and the stories he tells are of real people and events.
As our soldiers finally come home from Afghanistan, this show is a unique and important opportunity to understand the experiences of 10,000 young Australians who, for the last eight years, have struggled to make a difference in one of the poorest provinces of this war-ravaged country.
Poignant, educational, and at times humorous, Dust of Uruzgan is an enlightening and entertaining live music performance.
“A great work of art, a great suite of songs…an amazing thing if you get to see him perform it in concert.” – Richard Glover, Drive, ABC 702 Sydney
Dates & Times:
Saturday 12 July 7:30pm