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Event Archive - Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Mon. November 13th 2006 8:30pm doors at 7pm The Commodore Ballroom (No Minors) 8:30pm doors at 7pm
Cancelled $25+
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, Zulu Records, Highlife Records
Presented by: Live Nation
THE SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL STARS SHOW SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 13TH, 2006 AT THE COMMODORE BALLROOM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO SCHEDULING DIFFICULTIES.

FULL REFUNDS AT POINT OF PURCHASE.



http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/11003D398A80A302?artistid=1071275&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

on sale fri, 9/29 @ 10am

“As harrowing as these personal tales may be, the music buoying them is uplifting. The cliché bears repeating: music heals and creates community”

- Stephen Holden - New York Times

Featured in an award-winning documentary, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars have survived unimaginable hardships to craft music that transforms and uplifts. The songs on their Anti Records debut titled Living Like A Refugee (set for release on September 26th, 2006) decry the insanity of war and call out for social justice while instantly compelling listeners to get on their feet and dance to the band’s spirited and infectious fusion of traditional West African music, roots reggae and rhythmic traditional folk. Be it via the warm, percussion-steered delights of “Akera Ka Ambonshor”, the spirited skiffle of “Soda Soap” or “Refugee Rolling,” where uprooted souls manage to rise above uncertainty with courage and grace, Living Like A Refugee is proof that that there is always hope to be found.

Formed in a refugee camp in the West African nation of Guinea, all of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars’ members lived in or around Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city, prior to their individual departures in the late 1990s. Shunted from camp to camp, group members eventually found each other and the roots of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars began to take shape. It was at one of these camps that two American documentary filmmakers encountered The All Stars and their music. The filmmakers followed the band for three years as its members moved from camp to camp.

Backed by the likes of Keith Richards, Sir Paul McCartney, Ice Cube, Angelina Jolie and Steve Bing, the resulting documentary, "The Refugee All Stars" has won a series of major awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the AFI Film Festival 2005. For more information on the group and film, including a schedule of upcoming screenings, go to http://www.rosebudus.com/fefugeeallstars/index.html

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (West-African/Worldbeat)

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are a testament to the indomitable human spirit and the transcendent power of music. Born in the midst of a violent, decade-long civil war, the band and its music celebrate our ability to sustain hope, inspiration and creativity even in a climate of rage, loss and madness. Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are com... more info
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