WITH SPECIAL GUEST OPENING ACT, EZRA KWIZERA
One of the great global success stories of the past three years, Staff Benda Bilili have become an unstoppable force. A group of street musicians who used to live & play around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, Congo, they make music of astonishing power and beauty. The band’s mesmerising rumba-rooted grooves, overlaid with vibrant vocals and extraordinary tin-can guitar solos, have been dazzling audiences and media the world over, on record, on stage and on the big screen.
The long-awaited concert of the Kinshasa-based band that has turned heads all over the world. A can’t miss special event!
Opening for Staff Benda Bilili is Vancouver’s Ezra Kwizera. Ezra Kwizera’s music carries the spark of enthusiastic life, along with the rich undertones of someone who has seen and survived hardships, war, and poverty.Growing up as a Rwandan [refugee] in Uganda, he has come from seemingly insurmountable challenges. Ezra’s music consists of Traditional, Reggae, Soca, and African Dance Hall.
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL
For more on the group, visit www.staffbendabilili.com