Staff Benda Bilili
Champs Élysées and western Paris
Wed Mar 13 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jan 2 2013
Busking on the ramshackle avenues of Kinshasa, Congo, the African band Staff Benda Bilili is just a group of street musicians 'armed only with talent and optimism.' Made up of middle-aged men – several of whom are paraplegic, all of whom live below the poverty level – and one underage guitar prodigy, Benda plays songs that speak of finding happiness despite your hardship.