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On Wednesday, April 7, 2010, the Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars will perform at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vt. Details about the performance follow:

SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL STARS
ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
WEDNESDAY, April 7 / 8PM
HIGHER GROUND
1214 Williston Rd, So. Burlington, VT
$15 advance | $17 day of show | ALL AGES
Box Office/Venue/Info 802.652.0777
www.HIGHERGROUNDMUSIC.com 

According to Simeon Chapin of Cumbancha, the Charlotte-based record label that is releasing their new album, "Rise and Shine," the band will be in Vermont from April 5 to April 10. Anyone interested in outreach or introductions to these inspiring young people who have lived through the refugee experience is encouraged to contact Mr. Chapin, Cumbancha, 413 Carpenter Road, Charlotte, VT  05445
tel: (802) 425-2118; cell: (802) 272-4786  [log in to unmask]www.cumbancha.com 
skypeid: simeon001 | twitter: @simeonchapin

In another Vermont twist to the story, Zach Niles of Woodstock, Vt., has made a film about the band's formation in a Guinean refugee camp and their return to Sierra Leone.  For a preview of the movie, visit
http://www.youtube.com/user/slrefugeeallstars#p/a/u/2/9rQzq-LnlVE

For information about the new album,see http://www.youtube.com/user/slrefugeeallstars#p/a/u/0/yfGfJ-XX5M8

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Kristin Peterson-Ishaq
Coordinator, Center for Research on Vermont
     and Vermont Studies Program
University of Vermont
589 Main Street, Nolin House
Burlington, VT  05401-3439
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