We are currently talking with The Refugee All Stars about the possability of a concert in the city of Hull, UK; the twin town of the All Stars. We are hoping the band will play in Hull early December. The visit will also include workshops with local school children.
Here is a short trailer for the documentary film SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL STARS.
The film tells the remarkable story of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, a group of musicians who form a band while living in a West African refugee camp.
They were forced from their homes by a brutal civil war that took the lives of many of their loved ones and left them with physical and emotional scars that may never heal. But it could never take away their music.
Through music they find a place of refuge, a sense of purpose and a source of power. This film follows the band over the course of three years as they make the difficult decision to return to their war-torn country and realize their dream of recording an album of their original music.
The story of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars celebrates the best of the human spirit – the incredible ability of individuals to sustain hope and find forgiveness even in a climate of rage and loss.