One of the great global success stories of the past few years, Staff Benda Bilili have become an unstoppable force. A group of street musicians who used to live & play around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, Congo, they make music of astonishing power and beauty. The band’s mesmerising rumba-rooted grooves, overlaid with vibrant vocals and extraordinary tin-can guitar solos, have been dazzling audiences and media the world over, on record, on stage and on the big screen.

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STAFF BENDA BILILI announce their new album!

STAFF BENDA BILILI are set to "make the world shake" with their new album set for release in September. Listen to the first single here!

in 2009, STAFF BENDA BILILI, the Congolese group made up of paraplegic street musicians, ignited their conquest of the world with their album, "Très Très Fort". The international media were charmed by their enchanting music, their relentless energy and uplifting optimism. STAFF BENDA BILILI have become a symbol of triumph over adversity, a true source of inspiration for the increasingly large audiences which fill up their concerts across Europe, Australia and Japan.

Released in movie theatres and on the television, the feature film dedicated to the story of the group has achieved a high level of success, and the album "Très Très Fort" has won many awards.

STAFF BENDA BILILI have just finished recording their new album, which will be released on Crammed Discs in September of 2012. Titled "Bouger le Monde" ("Make the World Shake"), the album bears witness to the spectacular evolution of the band, and its intent to keep making... the world shake!

The first single from the disc, "Osali Mabe", comes out in the beginning of this May
(LIsten to it HERE!)

and the group just started their European Spring 2012 tour.

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STAFF BENDA BILILI - Bouger le Monde !
Bouger le Monde !
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