Marie Michael Library
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
This video examines the journey of the Refugee All Stars - a group of six musicians who formed a band after being displaced from their home during the civil war in Sierra Leone. The video follows the band members through their tour of local refugee camps, recording sessions and the return to their country for the first time since the war. The band's mixture of beats from West Africa, roots-reggae and Western-influenced rhythm and blues combined with lyrics which condemn war and encourage social change, leads to the band's first American tour.