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Staff Benda Bilili

Staff Benda Bilili

Origin: DR Congo

Genre: World

The extraordinary collective of Staff Benda Bilili was born out of the streets of Kinshasa, in the Republic of the Congo. The group's main members are four paraplegic singers/guitarists, who play while perched on tricycles, usually accompanied by a one-string lute player and an acoustic rhythm section. In 2005, two French filmmakers visiting the city discovered the group and quickly introduced their music to record producer Vincent Kenis of Belgian label Crammed Discs. Kenis instantly fell for SBB's unique musical blend of Congolese rumba, reggae, Jamaican, soul and blues and in 2009, the label released a first album, the acclaimed Très très fort, recorded live in the Kinshasa zoo. Bouger le monde ! followed three years later.

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