Picks - Megan Mock - F11 - Staff Benda Bilili

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I'm enamored by this group's unconventional and innovative approach to making music. Their makeshift instruments play off their exuberant and off-kiltered harmonies in a way that's similar to their Crammed Discs label mate Konono N°1 (who I unfortunately missed at SFJAZZ's Fall 2005 Festival). This is a rare treat for San Francisco especially at such an intimate and beautiful venue.