The music of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars is a spirited, infectious, and soothing blend of traditional West African music, roots reggae and classic Rhythm & Blues. Comprised of six musicians living in or around Sierra Leone's capital city, Freetown; their stories and music became the subject of an acclaimed documentary. The Chicago Afrobeat Project is a dynamic musical collective rooted in '70s funk and jazz-infused afrobeat. Hailing from the Windy City, CAbP brings a new interpretation to afrobeat by blending it with other dance-invoking musical motifs such as Chicago's electronic house music, complex West African percussion rhythms and upbeat funk. Today, the ever-morphing 7- to 14-piece CAbP consists of a full percussion section, a full horn section, keys, guitar, bass and African dancers (at select shows) - and is still growing.
Added by Upcoming Robot on February 4, 2008