George W. Tarr (Ensemble) – Out of the Fire (Bio) My life across Liberia, Ghana and the United States could be described as a story about discrimination and resentment, but most importantly, it is more of a story about the efforts to strive while being a refugee and ethnic at the land of opportunity. My Time as a Refugee in Ghana In 1998, I fled Liberia with my grandmother, my little brother along with other family members. We ended up in a refugee camp in Ghana, where we lived for one year while we were applying to migrate to the United States. I can assure you that life in Ghana was not easy. Many days we went to bed hungry. Sometimes the weather got so hot that the water in the wells dried out. In the summer of June 1999, we arrived in the United States and settled in Staten Island, New York.