Sierra Leone´s Refugee All Stars are a band of six Sierra Leonean musicians who came together to form a band while living in a refugee camp in Guinea. Many of their family and friends were murdered in the war, leaving each of them with physical and emotional scars that may never heal. Despite the unimaginable horrors of civil war, they were saved and brought hope and happiness to their fellow refugees through their music.
How we met:
We met up with the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars in Chicago, during the band’s 2010 North American Tour. We spent a great day filming and recording them, and during that time they taught us that “One day you are suffering in this world, and the next day you are healing other people’s pain through music.”
Sierra Leone River, Freetown