The Refugee All Stars are Sierra Leone’s most widely celebrated band. For the past ten years they have been touring the world performing their joyful music and singing for peace, solidarity and mutual respect on some of the world’s most prestigious stages. After the release of the critically acclaimed documentary that bore their name, they have appeared on Oprah and performed with Aerosmith, Dispatch, Sir Paul McCartney and Ziggy Marley to name a few.
After a six-month world tour, they have found themselves stuck in the US, refugees once more, this time due to the ebola crisis. With this concert they hope to raise awareness and money for charities in their country, one very hard hit by the ebola epidemic. Dublin School is co-sponsoring this event with the Mariposa Museum. Any additional donations toward the fundraiser are greatly appreciated.
Additional Tickets are Availble for the general Public:
VIP tickets at $50 and regular tickets at $29 are available through the Colonial Theater Box Office at 603-352-2033 or visit: www.thecolonial.org.
Mariposa's goal is to celebrate West African culture and put a human face on the region through the power of great music at a time when the ebola illness is stigmatizing people of West Africa and fear is escalating, to push back with joy instead of panic.
A large portion of the ticket sales will go to support 1) Foundation for West Africa's work to bring information about Ebola prevention, treatment and mobilization efforts by radio to networks of people in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Radio is also providing comfort to people who feel afraid and isolated, and school for children who are no longer able to attend as schools are shut down nation-wide.www.foundationforwestafrica.org 2) Africa Yes!/Village Medical Project for Sierra Leone is a grassroots project that is sharing World Health Organization information village to village, and bringing preventative supplies and assistance as well as emergency food. www.vmpsl.org, www.africayes.org.