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.
It’s a family reunion as well, as they reunite with Chris Velan, a producer on their debut release. The new album was recorded in the Green Mountains of Vermont and mixed in London by Velan and renowned British producer Iestyn Polson, known for his work with David Gray, Patti Smith, David Bowie and others.
This momentous recording celebrates, embodies and radiates the joy, passion for music and love for their fellow man that have made Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars a living testament to the resilience of the human spirit and an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of people across the globe over these past ten years.