Staff Benda Bilili: Concert cancelled


September 19, Vogue Theatre




The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is extremely disappointed to announce the cancellation of the concert by Staff Benda Bilili, the extraordinary Congolese music group slated to perform at the Vogue Theatre on Monday, September 19th.

The concert was part of a substantial North American tour also cancelled in its entirety by Staff Benda Bilili management, who cited major issues obtaining the required documentation for the group to enter the U.S. as the reason for cancelling the tour. No future plans have been announced. The Vancouver concert was the group’s only Canadian date on a tour that was scheduled to begin in Folsom, California on September 14th.

This tour had a major supporter in Rotary International as part of that organization’s work to eradicate polio around the world. Members of Staff Benda Bilili have been stricken by the disease, and their story and music continues to inspire and educate people everywhere.

National Geographic Entertainment is still moving forward to promote the documentary “BendaBilili”! about the group and their lives in Kinshasa Congo, which will screen at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival. For full information on this film and its screening dates, go to .




For tickets purchased at Vogue Box Office
Credit cards refunded automatically.
Cash purchases refunded at box office.

For tickets purchased at Highlife Records
Bring tix to outlet for refund.

Any questions from the public can be directed to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival: or 604-602-9798 X200.