FRED SMITH - DUST OF URUZGAN
03 May 2017 - Nundle Memorial Hall
Fred Smith is no ordinary singer-songwriter...And this is no ordinary show...
Join us in the intimate Nundle Memorial Hall - BYO DRINKS AND NIBBLES WELCOME
Dust of Uruzgan is a collection of songs Fred wrote while working as diplomat alongside Australian soldiers in Uruzgan Province, southern Afghanistan. The show combines songs, humour, and commentary with a stunning set of images from military and civilian photographers.
Fred is a true raconteur; a masterful and entertaining storyteller, who has been compared to great Australian songwriters, Eric Bogle, John Schumann and Don Walker. His songs are stories put to well-crafted music; telling the real life experiences of some 20,000 Australian soldiers who served in Afghanistan.
Fred's experiences in Uruzgan are also the subject of an Australian Story feature, a critically acclaimed album and now, his new book The Dust of Uruzgan published in September 2016 by Allen and Unwin. In the live show you will be transported to Afghanistan, to the experience of life as a soldier: the dust, the heat, the frustration, the fighting and the camaraderie.
Poignant, educational, and at times hilarious, Dust of Uruzgan is an enlightening and entertaining live music performance.
' … the music of Fred Smith comes straight from the front line…raw, ribald, but also capable of moving grown men to tears. 'Sydney Morning Herald
Contains themes of war and moderate language. There are no disturbing pictures or stories.
Tour supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and Art Tour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.