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 : Behind the Scenes

Staff Benda Bilili Get ready to "make the world shake" by sharing with us scenes from the creation of their new album "Bouger le Monde !" WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!

Set to the new single "Osali Mabe" & filmed in Kinshasa at Ricky's house and at the historic Renapec studio, this new video gives us a look into their daily lives: rehearsals, friends, and the work involved with the creation of this new album to be released on September 3rd.

Don't miss their explosive live show near you , including their first tour in the States!

07/07/2012 DK Roskilde Roskilde Festival

15/07/2012 CZ OSTRAVA Colours of Ostrava

17/07/2012 CH St Gallen Kulturfestival

22/07/2012 GB London River Of Music - Africa Stage

28/07/2012 FR Vic-Fezensac Tempo Latino

02/08/2012 FR Carcassonne Square Andre Chenier

04/08/2012 BE Floreffe Esperanzah

05/08/2012 FR La Petite Pierre Au gres du jazz

10/08/2012 FR Les Vans Festival Ard'Afrique

31/08/2012 GB Aldeburgh Snape Maltings / Snape Proms 2012

02/09/2012 IE Stradbally Electric Picnic

06/09/2012 GB London BBC Prom 74 / Royal Albert Hall

08/09/2012 FR Guyancourt

26/09/2012 FR Dijon Tribu Festival

27/09/2012 FR Sannois EMB

03/10/2012 NL Breda Chasse Theater

04/10/2012 NL Utrecht Tivoli
05/10/2012 NL Nijmegen Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen

06/10/2012 NL Rotterdam Oude Luxor

09/10/2012 NL Leiden Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden

10/10/2012 FR Nancy Nancy Jazz Pulsations

11/10/2012 NL Drachten Schouwburg De Lawei

12/10/2012 NL Zwolle Theater De Spiegel

15/10/2012 CA Montreal

16/10/2012 US Asheville North Carolina State University

17/10/2012 US Boston ICA | The Institute of Contemporary Art

18/10/2012 US New-York Symphony Space

19/10/2012 US Sorrs, Connecticut Jorgensen Centre

20/10/2012 US Wilmington, Delaware Opera House

21/10/2012 US Washington DC, The Howard

23/10/2012 US San Diego Universtity of California

24/10/2012 US Los Angeles

25/10/2012 US San Fransisco Slims

27/10/2012 US Seattle Town Hall

28/10/2012 CA Vancouver Seymour 560

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