Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Dust of Uruzgan

Country Arts WA and Act-Belong-Commit present

Dust of Uruzgan by Fred Smith

Locally presented by Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council

Wednesday September 3, Jerdacuttup Town Hall, doors open 6:30pm

Tickets on sale now at the Hopetoun CRC or
Ravensthorpe CRC  on 9838 1340 (now able to take credit card bookings over the phone)

Fred Smith was actually there and the stories he tells are real.
Fred Smith combines beautiful songs, stunning projected photographs by military and civilian photographers and humourous and touching stories to bring us Dust of Uruzgan, a highly acclaimed album performed live with a two piece band and based on his time in Afghanistan as a diplomat and singer/songwriter. Dust of Uruzgan tells the story of the 20,000 young Australians who, for the last eight years, have made a difference in the war-ravaged country of Afghanistan.
The effect of this combination of mediums is powerful. Smith was actually there and the stories he tells are of real people and events. Audiences will leave the venue with a quiet sense of connecting with something real and important.

“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, ABC 702 Radio
“An exceptional songwriter…a cycle of songs that are raw, remarkably honest ... that offers an intimate perspective on the war in Afghanistan.”
Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald
Tour Coordination by Country Arts WA                                                  www.fredsmith.com.au



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