I recently interviewed Reuben Koroma, the bandleader of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars formed under the direst of circumstances. During the 11-year Civil War in Sierra Leone, many Sierra Leoneans fled to refugee camps in the neighbouring Guinea. It was in those refugee camps that the indomitable spirit of Reuben Koroma rose to the challenge to create something beautiful out of the very ugly nature of war and displacement.
Read the full interview here.