On June 8 2019, Ben Harper will perform at the Trianon Convention Center in Mauritius. The three-time Grammy singer, who has fans around the world, promises to offer the best of himself and offer the public a repertoire of what he has done best for a good quarter of a century. Folk, blues, gospel, rock, funk and reggae, for an intimate meeting, he hopes.
After three concerts in South Africa and on the eve of the Sakifo stage in Reunion Island, the singer will meet his Mauritian fans at the Trianon Convention Center. With sixteen studio albums from 1992 to 2018, Ben Harper has many hit songs, some of which have dominated the charts around the world. In a constantly evolving style, he has enjoyed international recognition since its inception. Named seven times at the Grammy Awards, he won the Grammy Award for best blues album with Get Up! in 2004. Two other prestigious awards came a year later: The Best Pop Instrumental Performance Award for 11th Commandment and the Grammy of the Best Traditional Gospel album for “There Will Be A Light”.
Ben Harper is known to have remained a humble man and particularly close to his audience. He is interested in those fundamental things that touch his heart in the world. The 49-year-old artist is known for his commitment to certain causes and actions. He supported Little Kids Rock to promote music for vulnerable children in public schools in the United States. He also campaigns for Amnesty International, the Blue Planet Run Foundation, the Clothes Off Our Back, the Collaboration Foundation and Comic Relief, while also stating his stance against nuclear expansion.
Guitar and voice are put forward when he launches his first LP, Pleasure and Pain, in 1992. An experience that leads him to Virgin, where he released his first album in 1994, “Welcome to the Cruel World”. The success being at the rendezvous, he goes on a year later with a committed album, “Fight for Your Mind”. Accompanied by The Innocent Criminals, he travels, collaborates with bands such as R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Radiohead or John Lee Hooker, and many others. The Will to Live, Burn to Shine, Lifeline, Get Up! (with Charlie Musselwhite), Childhood Home (with Ellen Harper) and Call It What It Is are some of the albums that followed.
On June 8, Ben Harper will be among one of the greatest English-speaking artists to perform in Mauritius. He will be performing on June 8th at the Trianon Convention Center starting at 8 pm.