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Video: Staff Benda Bilili 'Osali Mabe'

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DRC street band Staff Benda Bilili, the subjects of a Cannes-selected documentary focusing on their physical disabilities and unbarred DIY approach to making music, are readying the September 3 release of new full-length Bouger Le Monde, via Crammed Discs. The video for "Osali Mabe," a twisting sunshine guitar lead-single off that upcoming LP, follows the band as they rehearse at their bare-boned Kinshasa spot and record at Renapec Studio. Buy the single and watch the clip above.

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