Rock stars often sing of desperation — touring is hell (fans and groupies want of piece of you, sigh), gimme shelter (in a private helicopter), and "you don't have to live like a refugee." Rebellious punk bands sing of disaffected-youth angst and how soul-destroying life in the 'burbs is. Then there's the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, whose members convened in an actual refugee camp, and whose possessions total what they could carry while being driven from their homes during Sierra Leone's bloody civil war. These fellows found musical instruments and a busted sound system, then taught themselves to be a band — under those types... More >>>