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For Chris Monti, Home is where the heart is

After a few spins through the latest solo release from blues/country/folk maestro Chris Monti, it's clear the man can spin a darn good, engaging tale with guitar (and harmonica and kazoo and fiddle) skills to match.
Nature's way
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 04, 2011
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Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars | Rise & Shine

Although their music stands on its own, the backstory can't help but give it a deeper perspective.
Cumbancha (2010)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  March 19, 2010
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The news from Africa

Top 10 lists are always arbitrary, especially when applied to a “genre” as sprawling as world music.
A year in world music
By BANNING EYRE  |  December 18, 2006
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Band on the run

In 2002, American filmmakers Zach Niles and Banker White were moving through the refugee camps of Guinea looking for musicians to help them dramatize the plight of Liberians and Sierra Leoneans who had fled civil wars back home. Sierra Leone All Stars,
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
By BANNING EYRE  |  October 17, 2006