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“There is Something Good in Sierra Leone” – Celebrating 50 years of Independence

April 28, 2011

Yesterday marked Sierra Leone’s 50th independence anniversary. We found the following video at Africa is a Country, which features the Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars as they take to the streets of Freetown to speak about what independence has meant for Sierra Leoneans.

The All Stars are a band of Sierra Leoneans that formed in a Guinean refugee camp, where its members had been displaced during Sierra Leone’s civil war. They began performing to entertain fellow refugees, taking their music from camp to camp as they moved around. Their story was told by American filmmakers Zach Niles and Banker White in the critically acclaimed film of the same name–well worth checking out!

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