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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New line-up + new shows...

+ remixes by SKIP&DIE !

Staff Benda Bilili Tour Cancelled

We have been informed that the upcoming March/April tour by Staff Benda Bilili has sadly been cancelled.

Shaking the other side of the globe, Staff Benda Billi continue to "Make the World Shake" on their first North American tour!

Rumba-rock artists Staff Benda Bilili take their positive sounds and endless energy to cities across the continent, including an incredible show at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles (pictured above). Click for dates...

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!

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!

Staff Benda Billi are back & stronger than ever before!

Coming back "very strong" with a gala premier in London! Video!

Congotronics Vinyl Box Set has arrived !

This strictly limited edition contains 7 vinyls (incl. the new Konono) and downloads of all Congotronics albums

Staff Benda Bilili triumph at the Cannes Film Festival !

The full-length film about the band is set to become a worldwide sensation

Staff Benda Bilili rocking Europe!

In what has become one of the most talked-about tours of 2009, Congolese rumba-funk warriors Staff Benda Bilili have been ripping through Europe with a string of scintillating live shows.

Live Dates

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STAFF BENDA BILILI - Bouger le Monde !
Bouger le Monde !
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SOUNDS, Visuals & More

Contains videos & live footage, free mp3s & streams, pictures, press quotes & clippings, and maybe even personal contributions from the artist.