Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars' Radio Salone is out now in North America.
Today is the day. We have been eagerly awaiting today for many reasons. Over the last year the triumphant team of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars managed to not only tour the entire world but they also found time to sit down and record with the highly lauded roots reggae, soul & Afrobeat producer Victor Axelrod, aka Ticklah (Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Easy Star All Stars, Antibalas). The result is the band's most honest and musically sophisticated collection of songs to date. Radio Salone is the perfect follow-up to the band’s 2010 album Rise & Shine, which was the #1 album of the year on the World Music Charts Europe.
Because the sound of Radio Salone is analog, we have released the album not only as CD and MP3 but also as 2x LP 180 gram Vinyl (available exclusively from the Cumbancha Official Store).
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE RADIO SALONE?
Cumbancha Official Store Purchase Link: http://store.cumbancha.com/album/radio-salone
iTunes Purchase Link: http://bit.ly/radiosaloneitunes
Africa’s most inspirational band celebrates ten years together with its finest album to date. Libation’s “around-the-campfire” intimacy, honest soulfulness, and technical prowess reveal how far the group has come while remaining true to its roots. Produced by Chris Velan and mixed by Iestyn Polson, known for his work with David Gray, Patti Smith, and David Bowie, Libation embodies the contagious joy, optimism in the face of struggle and love for their fellow man that has earned the All Stars a devoted following across the globe.
Produced by the legendary Victor Axelrod aka Ticklah (known for his work with Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Easy Star All Stars, Antibalas), Radio Salone marks the Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars' most musically sophisticated collection of songs to date.
Formed in West African refugee camps, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix from the ashes of destruction to create this infectious and celebratory sophmore record. Produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Angélique Kidjo, Michelle Shocked, Rickie Lee Jones and Ozomatli), Rise & Shine was recorded in Freetown, Sierra Leone and New Orleans, Louisiana. Much like the band, the residents of New Orleans know both the bitterness of exile and the redemptive power of music, and the spirit of the Crescent City permeates this uplifting album.
Remixes by DJ Logic, available as digital download only.