Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars sing about peace and forgivenessListen /
The civil war in Sierra Leone which raged from 1991 to 2002 was known for the brutality of the rebels who cut off people's limbs and forced thousands of others to flee to neighbouring countries.
One of the refugees from the war is Reuben Koroma, composer and lead singer for Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars.
The group has performed around the world and was at UN Headquarters in New York recently as the UN wrapped up its mission in Sierra Leone.
UN Radio's Derrick Mbatha caught up with Mr. Koroma to discuss his experiences as a refugee and the formation of the now globally acclaimed Sierra Leonean band.