Friday, March 27, 2009


Sometimes you come across something so striking. 'STAFF BENDA BILILI are like nothing you have ever seen or heard before.
The "Polio" video was shot during the recording sessions for this album.

A group of paraplegic street musicians who live around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, Congo, they make music of astonishing power and beauty. Four senior singers / guitarists on makeshift wheelchairs are supported by a young, all-acoustic rhythm section, plus a 17 year-old prodigy performing infectious guitar-like solos on a one-string electric lute he designed and built himself out of a tin can. Please welcome the utterly soulful and mesmerising sound of STAFF BENDA BILILI.'

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