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Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars at the Levitt Shell

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Update: According to this message from the Levitt Shell, tonight's concert has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars were formed roughly a decade ago among a group of refugees displaced to Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War. The band has been a constant touring force over the past half decade or so and is now the subject of a documentary film. After recording their last album, 2010's Rise & Shine, in New Orleans, the band recorded the new Radio Salone in Brooklyn with noted roots reggae/Afrobeat producer Victor Axelrod, aka Ticklah (Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse), and the result is probably their most confident album yet, combining the buoyant, bracing, guitar-driven sound of traditional West African music with roots reggae and dub. Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars play the Levitt Shell on Thursday, May 31st. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Free.

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