Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars (Sierra Leone)
Formed in West African refugee camps, the Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and enflamed the passions of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. The band is a potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere through unimaginable hardship and emerge with optimism intact. From their humble beginnings in West African refugee camps Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages and matured into one of Africa’s top touring and recording bands. Old school reggae, funky African grooves and deep tribal chants form the musical underpinning of “Radio Salone”, their latest album, released in 2012. It proves again that the Refugee All Stars have passion and talent in equal measure.