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.
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...
Here's a report on their spectacular New York concert:
"Afropop -and an intensely appreciative New York audience- was lucky enough to watch Staff Benda Bilili play a truly phenomenal show, decisively proving that they have richly deserved every ounce of the plaudits that they’ve received over the last several years.
Staff Benda Bilili are simply one of the best bands to come out of the DRC in years. No explanation required."
Make sure not to miss them on this exclusive tour!
Upcoming dates :
25/10/2012 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SLIMS
27/10/2012 SEATTLE, WA - TOWN HALL
28/10/2012 VANCOUVER, BC - 560 CLUB
30/10/2012 ASHEVILLE, NC - UNC ASHEVILLE / LIPINSKY AUDITORIUM