Saturday, August 11, 2pm - 9pm
African Festival: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars / Sekouba Bambino / Stella Chiweshe / Shiko Mawatu / Baye Kouyaté et les Tougarakés
Our all-day African festival of music, food, and crafts from across the continent features a stellar lineup led by SIERRA LEONE'S REFUGEE ALL STARS, whose joyful mix of roots reggae and Afropop rhythms prove that "tragedy and even horrific brutality can somehow give birth to life-affirming, uplifting music," (Montreal Gazette) and SEKOUBA BAMBINO, "The Golden Voice of Guinea." Also with STELLA CHIWESHE of Zimbabwe, the Congolese soukous guitarist SHIKO MAWATU, and BAYE KOUYATÉ, a Malian master of the talking drum and the resident griot at Williamsburg's Zebulon Café.
Added by Fumio on May 13, 2007