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Staff Benda Bilili

New Sounds

Make the World Shake (Afropop, New & Old)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

For this New Sounds, listen to Congolese band Staff Benda Bilili, Senegalese singer Ablaye Thiossanea, a reissue from Nigerian Tunji Oyelana, and music from different parts of Africa.

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New Sounds

World Music Tour

Sunday, May 18, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear some world music from Congo, in both Staff Benda Bilili and the Congolese-Belgian rapper Baloji.  Staff Benda Bilili are a 8-piece group of street musicians who used to live & play around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa.  They'll serve up some rumba-rooted grooves, overlaid with vibrant vocals and tin-can guitar solos.

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New Sounds

Make the World Shake (Afropop, New & Old)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to the Congolese band Staff Benda Bilili, a group of paraplegic street musicians, who were homeless when they first started performing together and used to rehearse in the half-abandoned city zoo.  The band is now the subject of a feature film, and is also making some of the most exuberant and affirming music coming out of almost anywhere.  Hear music from their most recent record, “Bouger Le Monde” – or “make the world shake.”

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New Sounds

World Music Tour

Thursday, May 02, 2013

For this New Sounds, hear some world music from Congo, in both Staff Benda Bilili and the Congolese-Belgian rapper Baloji.  Staff Benda Bilili are a 8-piece group of street musicians who used to live & play around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa.  They'll serve up some rumba-rooted grooves, overlaid with vibrant vocals and tin-can guitar solos.

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New Sounds

Make the World Shake (Afropop, New & Old)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to the Congolese band Staff Benda Bilili, a group of paraplegic street musicians, who were homeless when they first started performing together and used to rehearse in the half-abandoned city zoo.  The band is now the subject of a feature film, and is also making some of the most exuberant and affirming music coming out of almost anywhere.  Hear music from their most recent record, “Bouger Le Monde” – or “make the world shake.” 

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New Sounds

World Music Tour

Monday, January 23, 2012

For this New Sounds, hear some world music from Congo, in both Staff Benda Bilili and the Congolese-Belgian rapper Baloji.  Staff Benda Bilili are a 8-piece group of street musicians who used to live & play around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa.  They'll serve up some rumba-rooted grooves, overlaid with vibrant vocals and tin-can guitar solos. 

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