Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, Lakewood Theater, Dallas, TX
Steeped in old school Reggae, funky African grooves, and tribal chants, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars radiate joy, passion for life, and love of their fellow man.
Since forming in a refugee camp during the civil war, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars have released four albums, topped world music charts, toured the world, and performed with some of the biggest names in music.
Kick off the holiday season with this rousing concert; and help bring health and hope to the people of Sierra Leone.
"Their blend of old school west African party grooves, roots reggae, gospel and marching band brass is pretty much guaranteed to put a smile on your face.” ---Banning Eyre, Afropop.com, Album Review of "Libation"
Two forty-foot containers of IDEA-sponsored medical suppplies have reached Sierra Leone. The containers have cleared customs and distribution of the supplies has begun.
Thanks to partners the Krio Descendants Union, the Northern Texas - Nortnern Louisiana Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and MediSend International for making these shipments possible.
Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the worst outbreak of Ebola since the disease was identified in 1976. The already stressed medical system has been strained to the breaking point. To stop this disease, IDEA program partners are providing medical supplies and quarrantine support - such as delivering food to quarantined villages.