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October 2022

The Spring / Summer Sessions – Fred Smith & Nerida Cuddy

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 6, 2022

CWA Hall, Robinson Park
Orange NSW 2800, NSW 2800 Australia
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Fred Smith will be presenting for JAM Orange his 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). His epitaph for the mission is “it was what it was”, and we are left admiring the courage and tenacity of thousands of Afghans who braved the human logjams outside the gates of Kabul International Airport, and the soldiers and diplomats who helped them.

Early performances of this concert have received rave reviews: “A beautiful retelling of Australia’s Afghanistan experience”

Joining Fred for this afternoon of fine music is Nerida Cuddy. Nerida is a singer songwriter from Central West NSW. Capturing stories in finely crafted lyrics and emotive melodies, she sings from the heart with both a social conscience and a sense of humour.

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