Danger Music: Teaching music to children in Afghanistan

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 18 October 2017

22 mins

We all cope with difficult self-discoveries differently. Some see a counsellor, drink more or go on a meditation retreat. Author and music teacher, Eddie Ayers, then known as Emma Ayers, decided to teach music to children in Afghanistan. Eddie talks about his experience of Afghanistan, and the incredible children he met there.

For more on Eddie’s book Danger Music check out the Allen and Unwin website.

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