Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

After playing the Festival of Nations last year in St. Paul, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars will bring their reggae-spiked Afro groove back to the friendly confines of Minneapolis’ West Bank. Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the All Stars reconnected with Chris Velan, producer of their debut, for the release this month of their fourth album, “Libation.” Recorded in a farmhouse in Vermont, it’s a return to the acoustic sound of their 2006 debut, which was literally recorded around a campfire in a refugee camp in Guinea. Drawing on the traditional sounds of highlife, maringa and palm wine styles for “Libation,” the All Stars, who occasionally sing in English, have a joyous spirit that is infectious. Jon Bream

Price: $20 - $22

Where

Cedar Cultural Center

416 Cedar Av. S.Minneapolis, MN

When

Date: Ended 04/3/14

Upcoming events

05/30 – The Last Revel
06/10 – Kyle Dunnigan
06/15 – Brian Blade
06/21 – Novalima
06/23 – Active Child
07/06 – Ben Lee
07/08 – Jen Kirkman
07/09 – Lenka
07/13 – King Sunny Ade
07/16 – Colin Stetson
07/18 – Larry & Teresa
07/23 – Veruca Salt
08/04 – Bombino
08/07 – Sean Hayes
08/25 – Tinariwen
09/17 – Sarah Morris
09/29 – Kardemimmit
10/17 – Luna
10/23 – Farah Siraj
11/12 – David Bromberg
11/18 – Baladino
11/21 – John Gorka