Music & Movies: Benda Bilili! with Babyl

Music_Movies_SFM.jpgMusic begins at 6:30pm and screenings are 7:30pm, Fridays from July 24 through September 25. Wine, beer, soda and snacks will be available for purchase. Please note: the theater may be cold; sweaters or jackets are recommended.

benda_.jpgBenda Bilili! (2011) Rated PG-13, 85 mins. Benda Bilili is a musical group from Kinshasa, a city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; it's a city mired in poverty and dotted with shantytown communities. The band was founded by three homeless men who struggle with the aftereffects of polio and play instruments they either scavenged from the trash or built themselves from cast-off materials. Despite their dire circumstances, these musicians possess a genuine and remarkable talent, performing a fusion of rumba, rhythm and blues and hip-hop.

babyl_fb_0222.pngLive musical performance by Babyl. A four piece band once describe by Nick Friedman (This Week in Sarasota) as "playing soulful, rock-informed songs that feature Ben Jacobs’ raspy, emotive voice and keyboard parts, as well as intricate bass lines, understated drumming and whimsical lead guitar."

More Info:

$5 Museum Members, $7 Non-members. Paid reservations are required; RSVP online or call 941-746-4131, ext. 13.


September 04, 2015 at 6:30pm – 9:30pm


South Florida Museum
201 10th St W
Bradenton, FL 34205
United States
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