Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Play the Minnesota State Fair
During their international tour, Lommen Abdo music clients, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, performed two shows at the Minnesota State Fair.
The West African band got its start in a Guinean refugee camp after the founding members were forced to flee Sierra Leone during the country’s brutal civil war. The war was the subject of the movie “Blood Diamond” which featured music by this group. Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are committed to sharing their first-hand knowledge of the horrors of war and spreading their message of peace around the world.
In addition to releasing an album distributed through Warner Brothers, the band was profiled in a documentary which has been honored with 13 major awards and was broadcast nationwide on PBS. In recent months, the band has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC and NPR. They performed at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, continue to garner worldwide attention via their documentary and have been touring intensely on five continents.
Pictured left to right are Dan Satorius; Abdul Beal, guitar; Ken Abdo; and Ashade Pierce, lead guitar and vocals.
Ken Abdo and Dan Satorius pictured with Sister Efuah Grace, vocals, and Reuben Koroma, band leader and song writer.