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Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars expand tour, playing Highline Ballroom in August (dates)


Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have been on a roll this year, having already played NYC twice, and they’ve recently added even more US dates including a return to NYC on August 19 at Highline Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale today (6/6) at noon. All dates are listed below. If you’re unfamiliar with the band’s story:

Throughout the 1990s, the West African country of Sierra Leone was wracked with a bloody, horrifying war that forced millions to flee their homes. The musicians that would eventually form Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars are all originally from Freetown, and they were forced to leave the capital city at various times after violent rebel attacks. Most of those that left the country made their way into neighboring Guinea, some ending up in refugee camps and others struggling to fend for themselves in the capital city of Conakry.

Their newest album, Libation, came out earlier this year. You can stream that in full, with the list of dates, below…

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars – Libation

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars — 2014 Tour Dates
Jun 14 Luminato Festival Toronto, Canada
Jun 28 Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival Chicago, IL
Jul 04 Ames Sesquesentenial Celebration Ames, IA
Jul 05 The Slow Down Omaha, NE
Jul 12 Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts San Rafael, CA
Jul 13 Concert of Colors Detroit, MI
Jul 16 Festival International Nuits D’Afrique Montreal, Canada
Jul 19 Somerfestival der Kulturen Stuttgart, Germany
Jul 20 Somersault Festival Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Jul 25 Globaltica Gdynia, Poland
Aug 01 Glasgow Green Glasgow, United Kingdom
Aug 02 SPRAOI Festival Waterford, Ireland
Aug 03 SPRAOI Festival Waterford, Ireland
Aug 05 Fete Lounge Providence, RI
Aug 08 Festival Musique du Bout du Monde Gaspé, Canada
Aug 16 The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor, ME
Aug 17 Hygienic Art Park New London, CT
Aug 19 Highline Ballroom New York, NY

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