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Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars appear in National Geographic!

All of group's members lived in or around Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital city, prior to their individual departures in the late 1990's. Throughout most of 1990s, Freetown had remained relatively safe from the rebel war that had turned much of their country into a bloody battlefield. But near the turn …

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Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Ramblin' Jack Elliott to play in Bob Dylan tribute event

A host of incredible artists will come together to play a tribute to Bob Dylan on November 9th, 2006 at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Included is this incredible line-up is Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, along with Patti Smith, The Roots, Ryan Adams, Cat Power and many, many more. Event information …

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars review by Punknews.org!

In early summer 2002, a group of friends set out to make a documentary film about the role of music in refugee camps in West Africa. We didn’t know what to expect, but after a chance meeting with the Refugee All Stars, it was immediately clear to us that their …

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Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars are covered by Newark Star-Ledger

Inspiring refugees: Life in Sierra Leone -- one of the poorest countries in the world -- was already bad, but it got worse in the 1990s, when it was torn apart by 10 years of horrific civil war. The conflict sent one-third of the population into ragtag refugee camps. Among …

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