Fred Smith | Sparrows of Kabul - Experience Perth Hills 31 August 2023

Fred Smith | Sparrows of Kabul

Great songs, vivid images, and some Aussie humour combine to offer a vivid account of Australia’s Afghanistan story, told through the eyes of someone who was there.

Acclaimed folk singer Fred Smith and his band will be presenting this extraordinary song cycle on Australia’s involvement in Afghanistan, culminating in the dramatic evacuation from Kabul in August 2021. Fred was there at the beginning in Uruzgan Province and returned at the end working from Kabul International Airport (KIA) on the difficult evacuation. His epitaph for the mission is ‘it was what it was’, and we are left with an admiration for the work of our soldiers and for the courage and tenacity of thousands of Afghans who braved the human logjams outside the gates of Kabul International Airport in a last-ditch dash for freedom.

“a high-quality musical event… a beautiful and poignant night of learning and reflecting” Adrian Miller, Barefoot Review

“…an extraordinary, wonderful and heart-uplifting concert.”  Peter Wilkins ,Canberra Critics Circle

7.30pm to 9.50pm

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