On the 5th of April 2017, Joss Stone performed at the Radisson Blu/ Mammy Yoko Hotel in Freetown. It was part of her total world tour, where she tries to perform in every country in the world. Her team had approached the Freetown Music Festival team, and so it came that I, alongside my colleague, was responsible for the production of the show.
The show was a huge success. We had booked some of the best Sierra Leonean acoustic acts, including the Jelliba’s and Daniel Bangura, and collaborated with the Bridge Project to decorate the space.
Joss Stone did a recording with the Jelliba’s after the gig. See the result below. I am proud to have been part of this production and I hope that more internationally acclaimed artists find their way to Sierra Leone and share their spotlight with the country.