The Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars had a fantastic show in August at the Crescent Ballroom in beautiful Downtown Phoenix - playing many different styles, from traditional African rhythms, to dub, reggae, soul, funk, jazz, and much more !
Playing two distinct sets, the All Stars lived up to their name - keeping the crowd engaged, jumping, and responding back to the earnest happiness exuded by the lead singer.
In what's probably the single most adorable thing that's happened in a show at the Crescent, the drummer had a young All Star (looking about 5 years old) playing with him on his drum set the whole first set - bringing the next generation up with the rhythm.
Please see the enclosed pictures and video for a better taste of just how good the SLRAS was this steamy night in Phoenix - and keep an eye out for them when they come to a dancehall near you !
Did you go to the show - do you have any pictures or video ? If so, please let me know in the comments below !