STAFF BENDA BILILI
are back with a new album and a new tour!
Release date September 3rd.
Pre-order now and be the first
to see their exclusive interview *
Crammed Discs is pleased to present one of the most inspiring success stories in the global music scene.
Fearless Congolese band STAFF BENDA BILILI are back with their long-awaited follow-up album:
"Bouger le monde !" (Make the world shake!).
The band\'s incredible story was featured in the documentary film "Benda Bilili!"
released in movie theatres and on TV around the world , and their first album "Très Très Fort" won sevaral awards.
This new album, recorded once again in Kinshasa, DRC, contains a collection of 11 superb songs,
and benefits from the musical transformations which gradually took place during STAFF BENDA BILILI\'s 350+ shows:
the band is louder and rockier and the adjunction of three new members brings richer textures and added excitement to the arrangements:
drummer Montana had joined the band right after the recording of the 1st album, lead guitarist Amalphi is a new recruit,
and young percussionist Randy (who played with the Staff when he was a kid, and later vanished for a couple of years) is back in force. < /span>
The album was produced once again by Crammed\'s Vincent Kenis (of Congotronics fame) who, this time, didn\'t set up his mobile studio in the zoo,
but in the old Renapec studio, where legendary rumba/soukouss stars such as Franco, Tabu Ley, Papa Wemba and Pepe Kalle recorded some of their best work.
According to STAFF BENDA BILILI, "Bouger le monde !" — "move the world" or "make the world shake"— refers to several things :
their wish to modestly contribute to changing the world, their will to help change their own, local world and t heir firm intention
to get their audiences to get up on their feet and dance!
Experience the magic of rumba-blues for yourself! Now available in pre-order on our web-shop!
*Please send your email address while pre-ordering and we will send you the link
to the exclusive interview of STAFF BENDA BILILI musicians about their new album.
Be sure not to miss their incredible live show at one of their upcoming concerts:
31/08 GB Aldeburgh Snape Maltings / Snape Proms 2012
02/09 IE Stradbally Electric Picnic
04/09 GB Leeds Howard Assembly Room
06/09 GB London BBC Prom 74 / Royal Albert Hall
08/09 FR Guyancourt Parking du Gymnase des droits de l\'Homme
16/09 BE Middelkerke Leffingeleuren Festival
26/09 FR Dijon Tribu Festival
27/09 FR Sannois EMB
02/10 BE Brussels KVS
03/10 NL Breda Chasse Theater
04/10 NL Utrecht Tivoli
05/10 NL Nijmegen Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen
06/10 NL Rotterdam Oude Luxor
09/10 NL Leiden Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden
10/10 FR Nancy Nancy Jazz Pulsations
11/10 NL Drachten Schouwburg De Lawei
12/10 NL Zwolle Theater De Spiegel
15/10 CA Montreal TBA
16/10 US Asheville North Carolina State University
17/10 US Boston ICA | The Institute of Contemporary Art
18/10 US New-York Symphony Space
19/10 US Storrs, Connecticut Jorgensen Centre
20/10 US Wilmington, Delaware Opera House
21/10 US Washington, DC The Howard
23/10 US San Diego Universtity of California
24/10 US Los Angeles Theatre
25/10 US San Francisco Slims
27/10 US Seattle Town Hall
28/10 CA Vancouver Seymour 560