Friday, December 11, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different (Thank You Al)

I guess you could say this doesn't have anything to do with Chuck Berry.  Then again, maybe it does.  Anyway, it's incredible. 

Here are the notes from the youtube.  "Sex machine par staff Benda bilili li STAFF BENDA BILILI are like nothing you have ever seen or heard before. 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. Recorded and produced by Vincent Kenis, their debut album "TRÈS TRÈS FORT" will be released in late February 2009. Crammed discs A feature film about Staff Benda Bilili is about to be completed by film producers Renaud Barrett and Florent de la Tullaye."


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1 comment:

Regina Hackett said...

Teh best video I've ever heard. Thank you Peter O'Neil, via Al.