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.
In France and several European countries!
After the amazing success encountered at the Cannes Film Festival, the film "BENDA BILILI", by Renaud Barret & Florent de la Tullaye, is officially released in France, the Netherlands, Switzerland and soon in Belgium and Greece.
So far, the media's response is fantastic!
UK and Germany will release the film in Spring 2011, when Staff Benda Bilili will be back on tour in Europe.
Staff Benda Bilili are catching a bit of rest with their families back in Kinshasa, and are getting ready for an extensive tour of Japan starting September 25th!
More news on these exciting events soon!