4.Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars' story is a tragic one of escape in the time of war in West Africa. Their music is a celebration of their heritage and the land they left behind. At Cabaret du Mile End (5240 Parc ave.). Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
5. Jay Malinowski is the leader of Bedouin Soundclash. His latest project is an concept album, Martel, exploring his grandfather's roots as told through letters he discovered. At Lion d'Or (1676 Ontario E.). Saturday at 9 p.m.