Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars proudly celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their astounding and uplifting career on their fourth studio album, Libation. For these beautiful recordings, they go back full circle to the rootsy, acoustic, “around the campfire” sound that appeared on their first album, much of which was recorded in the refugee camps during their years in exile from Sierra Leone.
Back then, the group was in a very different frame of mind, had yet to tour the world, and were still raw in their sound. Over the years they have grown and evolved to become one of the world’s premiere African bands. This album demonstrates and celebrates how far they have come as a group, both in terms of their now-signature sweet songwriting and crisp performances.
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and enflamed the passions of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. The band is a potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere through unimaginable hardship and emerge with optimism intact.