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For the follow up to their acclaimed debut, Living Like a Refugee, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars began recording in their hometown of Freetown, Sierra Leone then traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana. "Rise & Shine" reflects how far the band has come in the past few years, realizing a unique and seamlessly coherent sound: a fusion of traditional West African music and roots reggae, inflected with New Orleans styles. The album’s 13 tracks embrace the wide array of musical influences the All Stars have encountered on their rise to international fame. The CD is packaged in a 6-panel digipak with a matte-finish to compliment the beautiful artwork
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars started playing music together in West African refugee camps while their homeland was being racked by years of bloody warfare. Since then, audiences around the world have embraced the band and their utterly extraordinary story. On their forthcoming album, Rise & Shine, the All Stars' sound, as well as their biography, evolves further; the music finds them "establishing an identity based as much on skill, imagination and charisma as on their undeniably touching story" (The Los Angeles Times).
released 23 March 2010
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