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Dust of Uruzgan - Burnie

  • Dust of Uruzgan - Burnie

In 2011, songwriter and diplomat Fred Smith returned from 18 months in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan with a collection of songs. This show combines those songs, humour, and commentary with a stunning set of projected photographs by military and civilian photographers.

Fred Smith released an album of his work which won rave reviews and coverage on national radio, television and print, resulting in the Dust of Uruzgan stage show.

As our soldiers finally come home from Afghanistan, the Dust of Uruzgan show is a unique and important opportunity for an Australian public hungry to know what it was all about, and 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.

“…the music of Fred Smith comes straight from the front line… capable of moving grown men to tears.” - John Huxley, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 July 2011

Fred Smith was recently on ABC Television's Australian Story. Click here for more information.

Parental guidance recommended for children under 15. Contains themes of war. However there are no disturbing pictures or stories and no adult language.

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Event Date / Time:
3 Jun 2014

(03) 6430 5850


The Burnie Arts And Function Centre, 77-79 Wilmot Street, Burnie, Tasmania, 7320

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