The Osher Marin JCC’s Outdoor Concert Series of Multi-Cultural Music Opens their 24th Season with African Music from Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars on July 9 2016

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The first of 5 consecutive Saturday nights concerts with dinners, cocktails, picnics, dancing, kid zone, playground and more begins on July 9th with Africa’s most inspiration band: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

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Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars perform at the Osher Marin JCC 7/9/16

"…a world-music stew of traditional West African melody, reggae and rhythmic folk — first raises their own spirits, then those of their neighbors…" – New York Times

The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to present an night of African music from Africa’s most inspirational band, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. The concert opens the Osher Marin JCC’s 24th Annual Summer Nights Festival.

Founded in a refugee camp near war torn Sierra Leone, the band was introduced to the world through the success of the documentary film following the sage of the band through three years of heartfelt performances as they moved from camp to camp, not to mention their instantly appealing music.

From squalor of refugee camps to the world’s biggest stages, Africa’s most inspirational band has evolved to become one of Africa’s most recognized bands with fans across the globe.

Their music embodies and radiates the joy, passion and love for their fellow man. The band is a living testament to the resilience of the human spirit and an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of people across the globe.

Uplifting and inspirational, this will be the perfect opening concert to kick off the 2016 Summer Nights Series.

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars: video.

More about Summer Nights.

Food: Picnic or purchase delicious a delicious dinner from Big Jim’s BBQ’s on-site.t.

Beverages: No alcohol or glass is allowed to be brought in, but is available for purchase.

Seating: Picnic ground, chairs, or reserved tables for parties of 4 or 8.

Tickets: General Admission: $25 advance/ $30 day of /Kids 17 & under free. Subscribe to Save and gain early access to field.

Tickets are available online or by calling 415.444.8000.
-Subscribe to all 5 – SAVE & get early access to seating
-Group discounts available.

  • 6:00pm- VIP table & Subscriber Entry
  • 6:15pm- General Admission Entry
  • 6:40pm- African Dance Class
  • 7:00pm- Performance
  • All performances are over before 10:00pm

Venue: Ideal for families and all generations, the venue is set against the beautiful hills of Marin and within a secluded, self contained, safe, park-like environment that is expansive, open and yet accessible only through the JCC .

2016 Summer Nights Festival
7/9 –African Music Night:
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars – African Dance Lesson – Big Jim’s BBQ
7/16 –Gypsy Rock:
Diego’s Umbrella – ‘Til Dawn opens – The Plant Organic Cafe
7/23 –Calif. JamGrass:
Tea Leaf Green –Cello Joe opens – Toast Novato
7/30 –Latin BIG Band:
Pacific Mambo Orchestra - Mambo Dance Lesson – El Huarache Loco
8/9 – Afro-Columbian:
La Misa Negra – Latin Dance Lesson – El Huarache Loco

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Linda Bolt
Marin Jewish Community Center
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