New DVD: Benda Bilili!

April 16, 2012
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We recently added Benda Bilili! to the DBRL collection. The film played at the 2011 True False Film Fest and currently has a rating of 92% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

Follow an unlikely group of musicians in Kinshasa, capital of the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, from the streets to the world’s stages. The band, Staff Benda Bilili, is a group of street musicians composed of four paraplegics and three able-bodied men. The core of the group is four singer/guitarists who use customized tricycles to get around. French film directors Florent de la Tullaye and Renaud Barret document the band’s struggles to survive through music in the volatile city.

Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.

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