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SIERRA LEONES REFUGEE ALL STARS


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The East Coast Blues & Roots Festival presents

DIRECT FROM AFRICA

SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALLSTARS

AUSTRALIAN SIDE SHOW TOUR
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With a spirited fusion of traditional West African music, roots reggae and rhythmic traditional folk, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars craft music that transforms and uplifts. The collection of songs on their debut album Living Like A Refugee (2006), decry the insanity of war and call out for social justice while instantly compelling you to get on your feet and dance. They have lived through unimaginable tragedy and yet have become an inspiration and a symbol of the healing power of music. The band formed in a refugee camp in the West African nation of Guinea, and Living like a Refugee was recorded throughout the production of the award-winning documentary film The Refugee All Stars, between August 2002, and October 2005. Each song is an original composition written during their years in exile and, taken as a whole the album serves as a musical document of the bands incredible journey.

Backed by the likes of Keith Richards, Sir Paul McCartney, Ice Cube, Angelina Jolie and executive producers Steve Bing and Shelley Lazar - the resulting documentary film, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, has won thirteen major awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the AFI Film Festival 2005 and the Audience Favourite Award at the Miami Film Festival 2006.
And while the film has been busy conquering the hearts of festival goers (including Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, who told Billboard "I was just so overwhelmed by the movie and the message of hope they're carrying. Their music is so buoyant and joyful.") it is the music of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars that is now winning over legions of new fans. Lauded for their infectious sound and engaging performance, the All Stars are, as Don Heckman of the Los Angeles Times says, "establishing an identity based as much on skill, imagination and charisma as on their undeniably touching story."

To date the band has been featured on CNN and CNN International, PBS and CBS Sunday Morning, as well as having performed live on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Their sound is also finding new avenues of exposure including a song in the film Blood Diamond and two upcoming humanitarian relief compilations, which they recorded in the studio with Joe Perry and Steven Tyler. For a group that started in a remote Guinean refugee camp and only started touring outside of West Africa less than a year ago, they have come a long way. In the past year the band has appeared at some of the most prestigious music festivals worldwide including Bonnaroo, The Montreal Jazz Fest, The Ottawa Jazz Festival, The Folk and Roots Festival in Chicago, The Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, as well as headlining at Central Park Summer stage. In November 2006 the band opened for Aerosmith at the Mohegan Sun Arena and most recently performed for an international audience at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. www.rosebudus.com/refugeeallstars

SUNDAY 1 APRIL 2007
The Prince Bandroom - MELBOURNE
29 FITZROY STREET, ST.KILDA
with JALI BUBA KUYATEH, TROUBLEMAKER & MORE

DOORS OPEN 7.30PM TIX $40.00 + BF
Info & Bookings: Ticketek - 132 849 www.ticketek.com or
The Prince – 03 9536 1168 www.princebandroom.com.au
Or Polyester, Missing Link & Greville record stores

MONDAY 2 APRIL 2007
The Basement - SYDNEY
29 REIBY STREET, SYDNEY
with DJ NENE & BIG UP

DOORS OPEN 7.30PM TIX $55.00 + BF
Info & Bookings: 02 9251 2797 or Moshtix – www.moshtix.com.au
www.thebasement.com.au

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we dont get the side shows here in Perth, but they are playing at Blues and Roots.

General Justice has been playing some tunes of theirs on Jamdown Vershun lately especially love "Living like a Refugee"

Should be a theme song for a community anouncement to raise aware\ness here in Australia on the hardship endured by refugees, highlight that it is not a "cue jumping" thing, looking for an easy life, but really really hard and dangerous and they are fleeing death and torture and oppression.

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Running Times

SUNDAY 1 APRIL 2007
The Prince Bandroom – Melbourne
Doors Open 7.30pm
7.30pm – 8.30pm TROUBLEMAKER
8.30pm – 9.30pm DJ CARLOS
9.30pm – 11.00pm SIERRA LEONE REFUGEE ALL STARS
11.00pm – CLOSE DJ CARLOS


MONDAY 2 APRIL 2007
The Basement - Sydney
Doors Open 7.30pm
7.30pm –8.30pm BIG UP
8.30pm – 9.30pm DJ NENE
9.30pm – 11.00pm SIERRA LEONE REFUGEE ALL STARS
11.00pm – CLOSE DJ NENE

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Running Times

SUNDAY 1 APRIL 2007
The Prince Bandroom – Melbourne
Doors Open 7.30pm
7.30pm – 8.30pm  TROUBLEMAKER
8.30pm – 9.30pm  DJ CARLOS
9.30pm – 11.00pm SIERRA LEONE REFUGEE ALL STARS
11.00pm – CLOSE  DJ CARLOS


MONDAY 2 APRIL 2007
The Basement - Sydney
Doors Open 7.30pm
7.30pm –8.30pm  BIG UP
8.30pm – 9.30pm  DJ NENE
9.30pm – 11.00pm SIERRA LEONE REFUGEE ALL STARS
11.00pm – CLOSE  DJ NENE


is Jali Buba off the lineup for this one?

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Looks like it...
Not sure, but I can find out if you like.

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Message from Terrasphere:

Sorry - there was an error in the original running order.
The correct times are listed below (and Jali Buba are on the line up)

SIERRA LEONE REFUGEE ALL STARS

SUNDAY 1 APRIL 2007
The Prince Bandroom – Melbourne
RUNNING ORDER
Doors Open 7.30pm
7.30pm – 8.30pm TROUBLEMAKER
8.30pm – 9.00pm DJ CARLOS
900pm – 9.20pm JALI BUBA KUYATEH
9.20pm – 9.30pm DJ CARLOS
9.30pm – 11.00pm SIERRA LEONE REFUGEE ALL STARS
11.00pm – CLOSE DJ CARLOS