Moonshine Music Festival to Feature Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
Earth Sky Time Farm 1547 Main Street, Manchester, will host the Moonshine Music Festival on Saturday, August 13. Join Billsville House Concerts for an extraordinary concert and community experience featuring Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Billy Wylder and Woven Collective, with local food and beer, community art projects, farm tours and a farm stand. Instruments, picnics, friends and lovers are all welcome. Advance tickets are $20 at bpt.me/2562719; children 12 and under are free.
From their humble beginnings in West African refugee camps, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have performed on some of the worlds most prestigious stages, including the Apollo Theatre, Central Park, and Bonnaroo. Now one of Africa’s top touring and recording bands, they play an important diplomatic role as spokespeople for the ever-increasing millions of refugees worldwide.
Billy Wylder bring sounds from around the globe to meld with their American roots, taking the listener on a journey from bayou to borough, desert to dreamland. The band has toured extensively, performing and collaborating with renowned artists including Jack Johnson, Bombino, The Low Anthem and Pete Seeger, as well as supporting the legendary Taj Mahal. Woven gives new life to old soul, inspired by Hindustani musical philosophy, Ethiopian jazz, and the lush psychedelic tunes of the 60s.