The members of Refugee All Stars met in a refugee camp in Guinea, near their native Sierra Leone, a country shattered by civil war. KUT's Michael May met up with the band during their visit to South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX.
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Big fan. Love the reference to Harry Nillsson.
Awesome and very creative twist. Story well told.
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