Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
Date(s) - 08/19/2014
The Highline Ballrom
On August 19th Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars will perform in New York at Highline Ballroom in support of their upcoming album, Libation, released last March 18th on Cumbancha Records.
Africa’s most inspirational band celebrates ten years together with its finest album to date. Libation’s “around-the-campfire” intimacy, honest soulfulness, and technical prowess reveal how far the group has come while remaining true to its roots. Produced by Chris Velan and mixed by Iestyn Polson, known for his work with David Gray, Patti Smith, and David Bowie, Libation embodies the contagious joy, optimism in the face of struggle and love for their fellow man that has earned the All Stars a devoted following across the globe.
After a 10-year adventure that has taken them from the squalor of refugee camps to the world’s biggest stages, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars continues to ascend with what will surely be hailed as their best album yet. For these beautiful recordings, the band goes full circle to the acoustic, “around the campfire” sound that appeared on their first album, much of which was recorded in the refugee camps during their years in exile from Sierra Leone. Back then, the group was in a very different frame of mind, had yet to tour the world, and were still raw in their sound. Over the years they have evolved to become one of Africa’s most recognized bands with fans across the globe. Libation’s acoustic intimacy, toe-tapping rhythms, catchy melodies, honest soulfulness, socially conscious lyrics and musical dexterity reveal how far the group has come while remaining true to its roots.
For a full list of confirmed dates, visit www.cumbancha.com/slras/tour.