One of the great disappointments of last year’s World Music Festival was the last-minute cancellation of terrific Congolese street band Staff Benda Bilili, who were forced to abandon their first U.S. tour due to visa problems. That would-be tour got booked largely thanks to Michael Orlove, then the lead music programmer for the city’s Office of Tourism and Culture, who provided a key anchor date for the band with a concert at Pritzker Pavilion; he’d worked for a couple of years to bring Staff Benda Bilili to the States. In March he was hired by the NEA in Washington, D.C., but only after he was laid off by the city and forced to reapply for his old job.