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    Staff Benda Bilili

    Presented by at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    October 17, 2012


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    Staff Benda Bilili

    Boston Debut! "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...

    Boston Debut! "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 used to 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.


    Co-presented by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.


    Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    100 Northern Avenue
    Boston, MA 02210

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    Admission Info:

    $35.00



    phone: 617-876-4275

    Parking:

    The ICA does not have a parking garage, however there is affordable paid parking available in lots near the ICA.



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