Staff Benda Bilili: Music triumphs over Adversity

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by globespinner

Benda bilili! The documentary film Benda bilili! (which means: Look beyond appearances) introduces us to several paraplegic men who get around the city of Kinshasa in modified motorized tricycles. The Democratic Republic of Congo is a harsh war-torn nation and they live in abject poverty but these men have a vision- form a band and make compelling and lovely music together. They enlist the help of a . . . more »