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    Staff Benda Bilili

    Presented by at Somerville Theatre

    September 30, 2011

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    Staff Benda Bilili

    "Staff Benda Bilili would be a remarkable band regardless of their background. Not only do they sound incredible, they exude an inscrutable cool.”—The Guardian

    With the irresistible pulse of Congolese rumba, Cuban swing and James Brown-inspired funk, Staff Benda Bilili’s inspirational concerts and extraordinary story have caused a sensation across the globe. A group of paraplegic street musicians who live...

    "Staff Benda Bilili would be a remarkable band regardless of their background. Not only do they sound incredible, they exude an inscrutable cool.”—The Guardian

    With the irresistible pulse of Congolese rumba, Cuban swing and James Brown-inspired funk, Staff Benda Bilili’s inspirational concerts and extraordinary story have caused a sensation across the globe. A group of paraplegic street musicians who live in and around the Kinshasa Zoo, the band consists of four seasoned singer/guitarists perched on spectacular customized tricycles, backed by a young acoustic rhythm section and a teenage prodigy who plays infectious guitar-like solos on a one-string electric lute he designed and built out of a tin can. A critically acclaimed feature film about the group is due to open in cinemas across the US this fall.


    Somerville Theatre

    55 Davis Square
    Somerville, MA 02145

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    Admission Info:

    $40
    (includes Somerville Theatre $1 restoration fee)


    General Day and Time Info:

    8pm


    Phone: 617 876 4275


    Accessibility Info: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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