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Africadelic Festival presents Benda Bilili!

Africadelic Festival presents Benda Bilili!

Every year, Africadelic Festival selects a 35 mm film from Eye’s collection. This time around: the funny, moving Benda Bilili!, which follows the Congolese musicians of Staff Benda Bilili for five years.

poster Benda Bilili! (Florent de La Tullaye & Renaut Barret, CD 2010)

Ricky dreams of making the group Staff Benda Bilili the best band in Kinshasa. The musicians roam the streets in their modified ‘Mad Max’ wheelchairs. They are the stars of the ghetto who Roger, a street kid would love to join. They try to survive by singing and dancing, escaping the suffering and danger of life on the streets, finding hope in their music.

About Africadelic

Africadelic is an Amsterdam-based platform and festival aimed at promoting African and African diaspora cultural creativity, diversity and activism in the Netherlands. The annual Africadelic Festival is an ode to the African continent and its global diaspora, presenting a showcase and reflection on the cultural wealth and influence that Afrodescendants, people of African descent, have on global culture and society. From May 23-31, 2024, the festival offers a week full of concerts, films, and talks, including this special screening of Benda Bilili!.

Details

Persons under 12 years must be accompanied by an adultThis movie contains scenes with alcohol and/or drug use

Director

Florent de La Tullaye & Renaut Barret

Production year

2010

Length

96 min.

Country

CD

Language

French

Subtitles

Dutch

still Benda Bilili! (Florent de La Tullaye & Renaut Barret, CD 2010)
still Benda Bilili! (Florent de La Tullaye & Renaut Barret, CD 2010)
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