Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Review: Danger Music by Eddie Ayres

ABC Classic FM radio host Eddie Ayres has had many wonderful experiences with music across the world, from first learning to play the viola in England to playing with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra to eventually being a host on ABC Classic FM. And if that name sounds a little unfamiliar to you, it is because at the time when Eddie did all of those things, he was known as Emma.

Danger Music tells of Eddie's year of travelling to Afghanistan to teach music, a year in which he would make many important discoveries about people and resilience, before looking inward and making an important discovery about himself.

This is an entertaining read, about someone brave enough not only to visit a beautiful country that has been ruined by war, but to do their best to bring the children there joy and to give them the skills to play music--something that will help them bring joy to many others. It is also the story of an important self discovery.

More than just a travel biography, this is the story of the healing power of music.

Recommended.

This book was read as part of the Aussie Author Challenge 2020.