Sept. 8: Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars at City Winery


The story of the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars could have turned out very differently. The horrifying violence that engulfed the West African region in the ’90s forced millions to flee their homes. It was literally in refugee camps that the musicians who would form the All Stars met and began playing songs to entertain their fellow refugees. After an American film crew found them performing in the camps, the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars found themselves on a global stage. Transcending their dire origins, the group now brings an uplifting message of hope and perseverance to international audiences. This week, the inspirational songs of the All Stars can be heard when the group plays on Monday, Sept. 8, at City Winery, 1030 Main St., Napa. 8pm. $18—$25. 707.226.7372.