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Staff Benda Bilili are a group of Congolese street musicians. They live around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, and play music which is rooted in rumba, with elements of old-school rhythm'n'blues and reggae. The core of the band consists of four senior singers/guitarist, who all disabled (they suffered from poliomyelitis when they were young) and move around in spectacularly customized tricycles. They are backed by a younger rhythm section consisting of ex-sheges, abandoned street kids who were… read more

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  • De Bende van Baflo Bill?
  • Staff Benda bilili aê!!!
  • LOVE IT !! SAW IT ON FMM 2012...
  • Amazing , I love it... this is full of positive energy ...
  • unique music, I really love it . btw, the documentary is highly recommendable !
  • They do a great music!! I just saw a documentary about their beginning, their story is amazing! VIVe LE STAFF!!
  • wow! they are on jools now, @grecian2007 - wish I could have seen them at the roundhouse must have been great!
  • Went to see them at The Roundhouse and they were wondrous! A superb dance band with irresistible energy and enthusiasm. And if you can't see them live there is the film/DVD documentary which tells of their beginnings and musical conquest of Europe. It's uplifting, moving, laugh-out-loud funny and it'll make you want to dance. No-one's paying me to say this - Staff Benda Bilili are fantastic.
  • Same in Den Haag, very, very nice!
  • Saw this band in Utrecht this week. They were awesome.

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