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“We are like a model to refugees, and we are also like spokesmen for refugees because we need to tell the people how it feels”

Musician Ashade Pearce plays songs about being a refugee in West Africa, and he has a message for U.S. President Donald Trump.

“Not all refugees are bad,” the guitarist with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars said before a recent performance in a New York City suburb. “You should not judge everybody the same.

“The righteous should not suffer for the wicked,” the 60-year-old artist, his graying dreadlocks reaching below his waist, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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