Considering the sheer volume of music we're exposed to on a daily basis, it's easy to forget that songs can be more than a distraction or a catchy beat. For Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, music was less a pastime and more an anchor, a tool used to stay hopeful during exile in Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War of the 1990s. The band's sound is one forged in Freetown, where songwriter Reuben Koroma came of age, blending the rhythmic and harmonic... More >>>