Tuesday, November 14, 2006

LIVE World Music - This Saturday!

KXCI Community Radio & The Loft Cinema are proud to present the return of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars in concert at The Rialto Theatre on Saturday, November 18th - with special screenings of their documentary film at The Loft Cinema on Saturday and Sunday!

Their appearance this summer was such a wonderful experience they are pleased to return to Tucson for another global dance party extravaganza.

See the film! Hear the band! Experience the magic!

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars are a group of musicians who lived for years as refugees in the West African nation of Guinea. While living in a tent camp, group members were able to acquire a couple of beat up guitars, along with a rusted out sound system, and began writing and playing songs.

With a spirited and infectious fusion of traditional West African music, roots reggae and rhythmic traditional folk, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars craft music that transforms and uplifts. The collection of songs on their debut album Living Like A Refugee, decry the insanity of war and call out for social justice while instantly compelling you to get on your feet and dance. They have lived through unimaginable tragedy and yet Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars have become an inspiration and a symbol of the healing power of music.

Championed by The New York Times, critic Stephen Holden wrote, “As harrowing as these personal tales may be, the music buoying them is uplifting. The cliché bears repeating: music heals and creates community.” Be it via the warm, percussion-steered delights of “Akera Ka Ambonshor”, the spirited skiffle of “Soda Soap” or “Refugee Rolling,” where uprooted souls manage to rise above uncertainty with inexplicable finesse, Living Like A Refugee is proof that that there is always hope to be found.

We hope you will take an opportunity to learn more about this truly inspiring musical ensemble and join KXCI Community Radio and The Loft Cinema in welcoming them back to Tucson!

For more information about the live concert performance feel free to contact KXCI - 623-1000

For more information about the documentary screening please contact The Loft Cinema - 795-0844

We encourage you to forward this post to other world music fans!

Live Concert Performance
Saturday, November 18th


On the night of the dance party, doors will open at 7p.m. and Tucson’s world-beat band Spirit Familia will perform at 8:00. West African dinners will be available for purchase at 7.

Advance concert tickets cost $21 general public and $17 for KXCI & Loft Cinema members.

Outlets include Antigone Books, CD City, The Loft Cinema, Rialto box office, KXCI, Zia Records & Bookman’s. Phone orders with MC/Visa at 623-1000 X 13 and online HERE. Tickets at the door will cost $3 more.

The Rialto Theatre is at 318 East Congress.

To purchase tickets online CLICK HERE

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