Produced by roots reggae, soul and Afrobeat guru Victor Axelrod, aka Ticklah, (Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Easy Star All Stars, Antibalas) and recorded in Brooklyn’s Dunham Studios, Radio Salone marks the Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars' most musically sophisticated collection of songs to date. The album is the follow-up to the band’s 2010 album Rise & Shine, which was the #1 album of the year on the World Music Charts Europe.
released April 24, 2012
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars are:
Reuben M. Koroma - Vocals
Ashade Pearce - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Jahson Gbassay Bull - Keyboard, Organ, Rhythm Guitar
Alhaji Jeffrey Kamara aka Black Nature - Rap, Vocals, Percussion
Mohamed Kamara aka Makengo - Vocals, Percussion
Augustine Kobina Valcarcel - Lead Guitar
Dennis Bakarr Sannoh - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Christopher Wagbay Davies - Drum Kit, Percussion
Produced by Victor Axelrod
Recorded at Dunham Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Rhythm section & vocal tracking co-produced by Alex Reiser
Mixed by Clay Wells Holley at 75
Engineered by Wayne Gordon, Thomas Brenneck, Victor Axelrod, Alex Reiser, John Carbonella
Additional overdubs recorded at Don’t Trip Studios by Victor Axelrod
Mastered at Joe Lambert Mastering, Brooklyn, NY
Additional dub mixing/arranging by Victor Axelrod
Eddie Ocampo - drums and percussion on Tracks 5, 10, 11, 14, 15
Cochemea Gastelum - tenor and baritone sax on Track 3
Aaron Johnson - trombone on Track 3
Michael Wagner - trombone on Track 3
Victor Axelrod - Additional piano and organ on Tracks 3, 5, 6, 10, 14, 15
Victor Axelrod - Additional percussion on Tracks 9, 10, 11, 15
Ahmed Janka Nabay “The Bubu King” - vocals on track 9
Special Thanks - Plenti Tenkie:
A special thank you to ... Drew Brinckerhoff at Cumbancha for the inspiration of bringing The All Stars together with Victor Axelrod to produce this album. Alex Reiser aka “Lexy Mambo” aka “Lexious” our brother, Jared Tankel and Alex Kadvan at Lever and Beam, Mike Kappus and Michael Morris and everyone at The Rosebud Agency, Sabine Girbeau, Manu Elias and Frederic Gluzman at V.O. Agency, Banker White, Chris Velan, Shelley Lazar, Patsy Cushing, Emilie Reiser, Tyler George-Minetti, Victor Rice, Alphonse Munyaneza, Bremen Donovan, Wills Glaspiegel, Joe Pratt, Ron Francis, Ibrahima and Aminata Jalloh, Our record label Cumbancha and all The Cumbancheros: Drew, Nicholas Concklin, Matt Robin, Jackie Harrison, and Cody Searles and your fearless leader Jacob Edgar for keeping the faith, to all the great legends of music that came before us that gave us inspiration and those coming up behind us that challenge us to be at our best, to our beloved country Sweet Sweet Salone and never forgetting - God, Allah, Jesus Christ, Jah Rastafari thank you for guidance and protection.
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars are managed by
Zach Niles of SodaSoap Creative &
Eric Herman / Eileen O’Neill of Modiba Productions.
All Management and Booking Contact information is available at: www.sierraleonesrefugeeallstars.com
Executive Producer - Jacob Edgar
Graphic Design - Tim O’Malley
Photography - Kisha Bari, Bremen Donovan, Josh Sanseri, Melonie Kastman, Jon Robson, Zach Niles
This album is dedicated to Francis John Langba -
Father of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars.
His generous musical spirit stays with us always.