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

05/31 – Siama
06/02 – Kris Allen
06/03 – The Staves
06/05 – Miner
06/15 – Paul Fonfara
06/24 – Paul De Jong
07/06 – Xixa
07/08 – Debo Band
07/12 – Oh Pep!
07/18 – Pape Diouf
07/20 – King Sunny Ade
07/24 – Krar Collective
08/04 – Sean Hayes
08/06 – Hackensaw Boys
08/08 – The Kominas
08/14 – Hot Tuna
08/21 – Andy McKee
09/12 – Sondorgo
09/14 – Jon McLaughlin
09/17 – Shawn Mullins
09/24 – Cheryl Wheeler
10/02 – John McCutcheon
10/26 – Tommy Fleming
10/30 – Foy Vance
11/04 – Mary Fahl
11/16 – Dar Williams