Portrait of the week – Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars

Posted on July 21, 2015

sierra Leone Refugee Allstars © Emma Marshall
The Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars – a more charming bunch you’d be hard pressed to find. Sadly they’re not playing a UK gig this time, just passing through on their way to a tour of Germany.

I met them at the British Red Cross HQ in Moorgate last Tuesday. Along with some UK musicians, they’re working with the organisation to record a concept album about the stories of refugees and asylum seekers.

Moorgate is not the most photogenic part of London, especially with all the Crossrail work at the moment. Luckily, I had time for a quick recce of the area before our meeting and found this spot on a side road heading up to the Barbican. The guys responded brilliantly to the quirky location, and by marvellous coincidence the signage coordinated perfectly with colours of their clothes.

2 Responses

  1. petra hilgers
    July 23, 2015

    Beautiful portrait! I’m loving how dynamic the group looks in front of those immobile mass of grey concrete. And the signpost it just perfect! Not only in the right pace to point in the right direction but all of this in the right hue of blue to match trainers, jeans, shirts… Would love to see them life now!

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    • Emma
      July 24, 2015

      Thanks for commenting! I got the impression they would be a lot of fun to see live :-)

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