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Fred Smith: From Afghanistan and Bougainville to Adelaide

Posted on: Mon 28 Jan 2019

Fred has produced many very popular music albums, as well as continuing in his role as a diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade … but since he’s become a father he spends less time in risky places like Afghanistan and is also touring a lot in Australia …  we asked him when he discovered the power of music-making to ‘build bridges’.

Interviewer Nicky Page

Main photo provided by Fred Smith and used with permission

Fred Smith strums his guitar on the rooftops of Multinational Base Tarin Kowt in Afghanistan. Fred was the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade representative with the First Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force in the Oruzgan Province. Photo provided by Defence Image Gallery

Fred Smith’s website

This broadcast was made with assistance from The Community Broadcasting Foundation

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