Nurturing a more open and experimental creative community in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Since 2021

Telem Uncommon Sounds seeks to bring about a brilliant new era in music in Sierra Leone, such that there are more viable opportunities for Sierra Leonean musicians to make, perform, and share experimental music that is still locally rooted; and more Sierra Leonean musicians are sharing this music in global music channels, performance stages, and cultural influencing roles.  Founded by three local singer-songwriters and working with a team of extended musicians and performing artists, Telem offers training in songwriting and music production, stages concerts and other live events, and works to develop the vibrant Sierra Leone music ecosystem. The global culture craves what Africa has to offer, and Telem wants to help put Sierra Leonean musicians at the forefront of that demand.