Staff Benda Bilili LIVE On Tour Around the UK - May 201115th April 2011
Presented by SERIOUS
Staff Benda Bilili PLUS Fatou
Thu 12 May GATESHEAD The Sage Gateshead
0191 443 4661 thesagegateshead.org
Sat 14 May BIRMINGHAM Town Hall
0121 780 3333 thsh.co.uk
Sun 15 May LONDON Roundhouse
0844 482 8008 roundhouse.org.uk
Wed 18 May NORWICH Theatre Royal
01603 630 000 nnfestival.org.uk
Part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Thu 19 May BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex
01284 758 000 the-apex.co.uk
Part of the Bury St Edmunds Festival
Fri 20 May BRISTOL Colston Hall
0117 922 3686 colstonhall.org
Sat 21 May MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall
0161 907 9000 bridgewater-hall.co.uk
"One of the most moving and engaging music documentaries I can remember seeing...it's not a music doc, its not a rock doc...its something else!”
Listen to Mark Kermode's review here
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BENDA BILILI GALA EVENT17th March 2011
WIN an official Benda Bilili! movie poster, signed and illiustrated by the filmmakers, Renaud Barret and Florent de la Tullaye. Click here to answer a very simple question. (Winners will be picked out of a hat).
Anne Wafula Strike blogs on the Gala Event16th March 2011
We were very luck and honoured to have Anne Wafula Strike, British paralympic athlete, attend the Gala event and share a few inspirational words.
''The film, 'Benda Bilili!', is truly a fantastic statement about overcoming adversity against all the odds. To then see the band come to life on stage and produce music that was so hot it set the roof on fire, was an electrifying experience"
Read her blog about the Benda Bilili Gala event at the Union Chapel here.
"To me the band embody my belief that success means never giving up! I'm their number ONE fan!''
The Benda Bilili Gala Event - a brief review15th March 2011
A huge thank you to all who attended last Friday's Benda Bilili Gala Event at Islington's Union Chapel-it truly was a special evening!!
The film was screened under the beautiful stained glass windows of the Chapel, and was followed by an incredible live performance by the band, that ended with explosive cheers and a standing ovation from the audience!! Also, we are happy to announce that over the weekend, the album Tres Tres Fort has risen to #1 position in the Amazon World Music charts.
To watch highlights from the Event, go to our Facebook page, where you can also enter an exclusive competiton to win a signed movie poster!
THE BENDA BILILI GALA EVENT DAY HAS ARRIVED11th March 2011
Come back to the website on Tuesday to see exclusive footage from the event tonight! And if you're joining us tonight, please let us know what you think by contacting us or share your experience with us (inclu photos) on Facebook. We'd love to hear from you!
Q&A with the Filmmakers of Benda Bilili! PLUS screening!1st March 2011
'Rockstars' in their own right, join the filmmakers of Benda Bilili! at a special preview screening followed by a Q&A session.
Hear from the men who made it all happen, after they discovered the band during one of their many wanderings through the Democratic Republic of Congo.
We are proud to reveal that STAFF BENDA BILILI will be playing at the stunning UNION CHAPEL, London N1 on Friday 11th March.
An exclusive performance following a one-off preview screening of BENDA BILILI! the film. Limited seat availability.
Tickets will go on sale on Thursday 10th February through regular ticket vendors. Be sure to get yours soon.
Trinity and Staff Benda Bilili are pleased to support Merlin28th January 2011
Merlin is the UK's leading international health charity, sending medical experts to the frontline of global emergencies. Merlin has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1997 and now serves a population of over 1.5 million people in North Kivu and Maniema provinces.
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