Staff Brenda Bilili - Tres Tres Fort (2009)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 421 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 139 Mb (5% Rec.) | Covers included
African Folk, World Fusion | Label: Crammed Discs, craw 51 | 2009 | 0:58:47
Staff Benda Bilili, who've been acclaimed by the likes of Africa Express and Damon Albarn are the latest phenomenon to come out of the Congo. A group of paraplegic street musicians who live in and around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, they make music of astonishing power and beauty. The band's mesmerising grooves, overlaid with vibrant vocals , mix 70s funk, old Cuban son and mambo with the mellifluous flow of classic Congolese rumba that evoke the golden age of Franco.