“I don’t like war,” said Reuben Koroma, leader of the Afro-pop band the Refugee All Stars. “I like pleasure.” While this sentiment may not be particularly novel for a musician, it takes on added meaning in Koroma’s case. The Refugee All Stars, playing at the Skirball Center July 20, formed in a refugee ?camp in Guinea after fleeing a decade-long civil war in the neighboring country of Sierra Leone. Just a few years ago, the band’s six musicians had no reasonable expectation of making a CD, much less... More >>>
Diamonds from Sierra Leone: The All Stars (and friends) prefer pleasure.