Film Screening of The Refugee All Stars


The Skirball Cultural Center presents a special film screening, followed by an appearance by the group on Thursday, July 20.


Wednesday, July 19, 2006
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Q & A with filmmakers after the film

The members of the remarkable band, The Refugee All Stars, met in a refugee camp in Guinea, survivors of Sierra Leone's brutal extended civil war.  Their story is documented in this compelling and emotionally-driven film.

 Musical Performance by The Refugee All Stars -- Thurs., July 20 -- 8 PM  -- Free
The Skirball Cultural Center

Born in the Kalia Refugee Camp in 2001, The Refugee All Stars of Sierra Leone began writing original music on worn instruments and began performing for the refugees in the camp.  Their music is upbeat and danceable, rootsy, with a lot of reggae influence.  The story behind the music is one that should be heard.


 


Cost : $6 general admission; $5 Skirball members and students; free parking

For more information please contact:

The Skirball Cultural CenterTel: 310-440-4657

www.skirball.org


Sponsor(s): , The Skirball Cultural Center. Information on non-ASC events is posted for informational purposes and does not reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies Center personnel.