Music from Congo DR – Staff Benda Bilili

Updated song:

Staff Benda Bilili are a group of Congolese street musicians living around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, and playing 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 are all disabled (they suffered from poliomyelitis when they were young) and move around in spectacularly customized tricycles. I made the album Tres Tres Fort as a christmas gift for my mother, so I couldn’t post this earlier, and here’s the song “Moto Moindo“:

This was a Music-Suggestion from Zdenko!

9 thoughts on “Music from Congo DR – Staff Benda Bilili

  1. Thanks for another great recommendation. For me it’s even more interesting to listen to Staff Benda Bilili, since I did a story from Congo not long ago.

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