According to the Boston Herald, Sierra Leone's REFUGEE ALL-STARS, whose amazing story has caught the attention of worldly celebs such as Angelina Jolie, will get a big boost from Boston bad boys Joe Perry and Steven Tyler when they open for AEROSMITH at the Mohegan Sun on Nov. 29.

"It's good exposure for them, plus they are a really good band," said Perry, who sponsored an ALL-STARS gig in Vermont last summer and recently jammed with the band in Nashville, the first stop on the REFUGEES' U.S. tour.

"Actually, they flew into Nashville the night of our show and it was freezing," Joe told the Boston Herald. "Their clothes got held up in Paris, so they went right to Wal-Mart to get some jackets and sweat shirts then came to our show. It was the first American rock 'n' roll show they’d ever seen.”

The REFUGEE ALL-STARS, an Afropop/reggae collective, was formed in a refugee camp in Guinea during Sierra Leone's 10-year civil war.

"It's great to get their story out there," said Perry. "It's all about the music because, really, it's what kept them alive in the refugee camps."


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