Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Rise to #1 on Radio

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars continue their success on the airwaves this month by topping the prestigious World Music Charts Europe. One of the most noted world music surveys, WMCE chart placement is calculated from the votes of 50 hi-profile radio programmers across the continent. In North America, SLRAS is riding in the top 10 of CMJ's New World chart for the 11th week in a row. Rise & Shine entered the CMJ chart at #7 and quickly shot to #1 where it remained for two weeks.

While on their spring tour in North America Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars were invited guests on many of the countries most influential radio stations. KEXP, the station where the music matters, posted the band's live studio sessions on their blog recently with their Song of the Day feature of "Jah Come Down". Go download the track and watch live versions of "Jah Mercy", "Goat Smoke Pipe", "Maloma" and "Kali" here.

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