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Sep 4

Staff Benda Bilili

With Staff Benda Bilili at Howard Assembly Room


Tuesday 4 September 2012 at 7:30pm


Howard Assembly Room
46 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU, United Kingdom


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A global success story of the past three years, Staff Benda Bilili’s inspirational live shows and extraordinary story have been dazzling audiences on record, stage and on the big screen. A group of disabled street musicians who used to live and play around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, Congo, they make life affirming music of astonishing power and beauty. Mesmerising rumba-rooted grooves are overlaid with vibrant vocals, sometimes evoking Cuban swing, at other times the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Don't miss them in this exclusive date, ahead of their headline appearance at the Royal Albert Hall.

‘Little short of astonishing….A triumph’
The Times

‘one of the most extraordinary albums of the year’
The Guardian on debut album Tres Tres Fort

‘Not only do they sound incredible, they exude an inscrutable cool ... In the crowd, jaws drop, as well they should in the presence of such an extraordinary band’
The Guardian *****
Staff Benda Bilili


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