09.12.11 Ben Harper playing special fundraising concert Sept. 19th at The Mint

by kevin

http://www.examiner.com/music-in-los-angeles/ben-harper-playing-special-...

Adrian Garro
, Chatsworth Music Examiner
September 12, 2011

The Mint in Los Angeles just announced a special fundraising concert featuring folk/soul songwriter Ben Harper.

Set for Monday, September 19th, the show will be a fundraiser for Babette Ho Cancer Relief. Proceeds from the ticket sales for this special show go to Mrs. Ho and her efforts to battle cancer.

Tickets for this special event are $75 and will go onsale tomorrow.

This will be a special show for Ben harper fans, as he rarely performs in such a small venue as The Mint. View more information about the venue here.

http://www.themintla.com/

08.31.11 Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman - 'Save The Hammer For The Man' featuring BEN HARPER available now

by kevin

Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman - 'Save The Hammer For The Man' featuring BEN HARPER available now

Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman - 'Save The Hammer For The Man' featuring BEN HARPER

available at Amazon here:

http://www.amazon.com/Save-Hammer-Man-Feat-Harper/dp/B005FTQM1W/ref=sr_1...

& iTunes here:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/world-wide-rebel-songs/id454001704

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& here's a little press about the collaboration:

http://illinoisentertainer.com/2011/08/cover-story-tom-morello/ more»

06.14.11 Fez Festival Review & Pictures

by kevin

Fez Festival Review & Pictures

I found this great review & pictures of Ben's performance at the Fez Festival in Morocco:

http://riadzany.blogspot.com/2011/06/ben-harper-closes-fez-festival-in-s...

THE VIEW FROM FEZ

Observations from the Medina of Fez in Morocco

Sunday, June 12, 2011
Ben Harper Closes the Fez Festival in Style

"I made it here. I made it here. Now my life can begin." - Ben Harper

For those few in the audience who had wondered how Ben Harper would fit into the spirit of a "sacred music festival" - the answer was "beautifully". From the moment he walked on stage and said "shukran" (thank you) to the last fading chord, Harper had Fez in the palm of his hand. His Moroccan t-shirt was hugely popular with the audience and his music even more so.

To the surprise of some, Ben Harper elected to do a mixed set - acoustic, soul, gospel, rock. What he delivered was perfect for the Fez Festival and confirmed why Harper is considered musical royalty in France. Yet there was no ego on display. When he ripped out a solo on slide or acoustic guitar, it was because the music demanded it, not the musician. more»