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- Full name: Benjamin Charles HarperInstruments: Vocals, Slide Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric GuitarCurrent Rig:
Martin Ben Harper Signature Model 0000-28 acoustic guitarBirthplace: Claremont, CA
August 24, 1958-June 9, 2021
Beloved husband, father, musical genius, BHIC band member of 27 years, and the finest man I've ever known. It's near impossible for me to put words to this pain and loss. Rest In Glory our beloved Reverend Juan.Instruments: BassFirst Show: 1994-04-30 @ Nick's Caffé Trevi (Early Show)Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH
Leon Mobley, percussionist for BHIC, has made his mark in the music and performance industry for many years.
At the tender age of seven, Leon studied under the tutelage of Babatunde Olatunji, world renowned Nigerian master drummer. By age ten, Leon was a cast member on the Emmy award winning PBS t.v. program entitled ZOOM. He got the opportunity to perform with Duke Ellington and for Coretta Scott King at this age as well. He also performed with Boston's Dancing in the Street for many years growing up in Boston.
Leon went on to study music and education at UMass Boston before moving to California where he started his dance company Djembe West African Drummers and Dancers, which has been featured on the t.v. shows Northern Exposure, A Different World, and the movie Poetic Justice with Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur. He also began his own musical group Leon Mobley and Da Lion which went on to produce six cds and has had countless performances throughout the United States.
Leon was selected to be "Art Envoy" by the U.S. State department, under President Barack Obama, which sponsored the Innovative MIMA programs, where he traveled abroad doing workshops, recordings, and performances throughout Africa and South America.
He has had his own REMO signature series Djembe drum for over twenty years, selling millions around the world.
Throughout his career, he has recorded and performed with many notable artists, to include Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Mick Jagger, Madonna, Damian and Stephen Marley, the Temptations, Dave Matthews, Joss Stone, and Stevie Wonder just to name a few.Instruments: PercussionFirst Show: 1993-02-23 @ Cafe LargoToured, performed and/or recorded with:
Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Mick Jagger, Madonna, Damian and Stephen Marley, the Temptations, Dave Matthews, Joss Stone, Stevie Wonder, Jack Johnson, G. Love, Da Lion, Piers Faccini, Watts Prophets, The Last Poets' Umar Bin Hassan, Rebelution, Kamasi Washington, Trevor Hall, Teki, Paula Fuga, Tenelle, Sammy Johnson, Robey Theatre Co., Zoom, Peter WolfBirthplace: Roxbury, MA
- Instruments: DrumsToured, performed and/or recorded with:
Gogol Bordello, Lonnie Jordan (War), Rakim, De La Soul, Talib Kwali, Mos Def, Common, Ghostface Killah, L.P. (Singer), Michael Franti and Spearhead, Daniel Lanois, Family Man Barrett, Mariachi El Bronx, Piers Faccini, Rhythm Roots All-Stars, daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra, Project 1836, Bingewood, After Hours, Ocean 11, Cree Summer, The Soul of John Black, Weapon of Choice, Action Figure Party, Groovin HighBirthplace: Los Angeles, CA