Courthouse Cultural Centre Auburn

4 St Vincent St Auburn

Fred Smith Dust of Uruzgan

Fred Smith ( Vic) Dust Of Uruzgan
In July 2009, Fred was the first Australian diplomat to be posted to Uruzgan province, Afghanistan. His main job was to build relationships with tribal leaders in order to improve cooperation and understanding between the local community and the Coalition Forces to act as a bridge between these two vastly different cultures. This put him in a unique position to understand both.
Whilst in Afghanistan, Fred wrote a collection of powerful songs about his experiences and the realities of life for soldiers in this difficult war. These songs were released in 2011on an album called “Dust of Uruzgan”. The album won featured reviews and front pages in The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Melbourne Age.
“the music of Fred Smith comes straight from the front line…raw, ribald, but also capable of moving grown men to tears.John Huxley, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 July 2011
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Friday 29th April
Time 8pm
Price $23.00 & $20.00
E OR T 8849 2420