What's that band?

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LISA MULLINS: But first we wanna circle back briefly to our global hit from yesterday.


LISA MULLINS: A lot of you wrote us about this band from Congo, and many of you said that you really loved the music, but you didn't quite catch the name of the group. So we're going to give it to you again, along with the album title. Get a pen and paper because The World's Marco Werman is here to give us the info once again. Marco?

MARCO WERMAN: Okay, hopefully everybody has a pen and paper now. The band is called Staff Benda Bilili. And I hate to say this, but it's spelt just like it sounds. Staff, like faculty and staff, S-T-A-F-F. Benda, B-E-N-D-A. And Bilili, B-I-L-I-L-I. Staff Benda Bilili from Congo, and by the way, the name of the band means something along the lines in the Congolese language of Lingala, something along the lines of, the people who see beyond. The album is called Tres Tres Fort, which is French for very, very, strong. It's on Crammed Records out of Belgium. And if you come to theworld.org, we'll take you the rest of the way.

LISA MULLINS: So I guess you're not gonna give us the answer to the Geo Quiz?

MARCO WERMAN: No, that's, I don't even know it. [BOTH LAUGH]

LISA MULLINS: Well, everyone else will, right after the break. Thanks Marco. And you have another global hit on the way?

MARCO WERMAN: That's right. From Iran, via Los Angeles.

LISA MULLINS: Thanks again.