They’ve played Bonaroo. A 2005 documentary about them debuted at South by Southwest. They opened for Aerosmith. They’ve met Angelina Jolie. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars music, and the documentary film about them, shows the power of music and the joy, hope and dreams that sustain refugees during their difficult journeys to safety.
It’s a great window into life in refugee camps, the horrors of civil war and the difficulties of moving beyond those experiences. You can download for free a song from their recently released third album and watch the documentary on Netflix. Or, you can watch a short performance live on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series.
(Every Friday we highlight one entertainment option related to our clients or some aspect of our work to help you celebrate the weekend and possibly recommend to employers and other community supporters in the following week.)