Monday, April 23, 2012

CD Release & Free Downloads: Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars' Radio Salone

From a media release:

CD Release: Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars' Radio Salone
April 24, 2012 - Cumbancha Records
Playing TD Toronto Jazz Festival July 1, 2012

Our third studio album -- RADIO SALONE -- will be released April 24, 2012!  RADIO SALONE --on CD and limited-edition 2LP vinyl via Cumbancha--  reflects the influence radio has long had on the band. In the pre-TV and Internet days, radio served as the musical connection to the rest of Africa and the world. Long before the war, members of the band were exposed to vintage reggae, Congolese soukouss, American soul, and much more. During the war, radio served as an essential escape from the harsh reality of the refugee camps, bringing news and music.

Produced by roots reggae, soul and Afrobeat guru Victor Axelrod, aka Ticklah, (Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Easy Star All Stars, Antibalas) and recorded in Brooklyn’s Dunham Studios, Radio Salone marks the Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars' most musically sophisticated collection of songs to date. The album is the follow-up to the band’s 2010 album Rise & Shine, which was the #1 album of the year on the World Music Charts Europe.

RADIO SALONE Official Tracklisting:
1. Chant It Down
2. Gbara Case
3. Mother In Law - FREE DOWNLOAD
4. Goombay Interlude - Rain Come Sun Come
5. Reggae Sounds The Message
6. Mampama
7. Kali
8. Goombay Interlude - Papa Franco
9. Man Muyu
10. Toman Teti M'Ba Akala - (How Would They Know That You Have Money?)
11. Big Fat Dog
12. Goombay Interlude - Shake Your Body
13. Yesu Gorbu (At Jesus' Feet)
14. Work It Brighter
15. Remake The World Again
16. Goombay Interlude - A'Salamaleichem

Produced by Victor "Ticklah" Axelrod at Dunham Studios in Brooklyn.

Sat May 19, 2012 - Joshua Tree Music Festival (Joshua Tree CA)
Thu May 31, 2012 - 7:00 pm Levitt Shell at Overton Park (Memphis TN)
Sun July 01, 2012 - 7:00 pm TD Toronto Jazz Festival (Toronto ON, Canada)
Sat August 04, 2012 - 7:00 pm The Gaia Festival(Laytonville CA)
Sat September 08, 2012 - 7:00 pm Black Swamp Arts Festival (Bowling Green OH)

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