STAFF BENDA BILILI : Shaking the World


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