Music from the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Staff Benda Bilili

My niece is in Guinea Bissau since October 2011. As she now hears a lot of african music, she advised me to listen Staff Benda Bilili.
Staff Benda Bilili are a group of street musicians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They live around the grounds of the zoo in the country’s capital city, Kinshasa, and play music which is rooted in rumba, with elements of old-school rhythm “n” blues and reggae.

Their song “Polio”, linked to  “Moto Moindo”

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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!

Xandi’s Charts 2011

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