Following on from the success of Staff Benda Bilili‘s 2009 release Très Très Fort (Crammed Discs) and the follow-up feature film Benda Bilili, documenting the remarkable story of this Congolese group of paraplegic street musicians, Staff Benda Bilili have just finished recording their new album – Bouger Le Monde (Make The World Shake) – which will be released in the UK on 3rd September on Crammed.
“The new album bears witness to the spectacular evolution of the band, and its intent to keep the world dancing! Charming international media with their enchanting music, relentless energy and uplifting optimism, Staff Benda Bilili have become a symbol of triumph over adversity, a true source of inspiration for the increasingly large audiences which fill their concerts across Europe, Australia and Japan.”
Later this month, the film Benda Bilili, which has achieved international success since its release in cinemas and on DVD, will be shown on Film 4 TV on 31st May 2012 and further screenings will follow in the build-up to the Paralympics.
Listen to the brand new track Osali Mabe from Bouger Le Monde and catch Staff Benda Bilili performing live in the UK and Ireland this summer – see dates below.
No shows booked at the moment.