Monthly Archives: April 2008

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Ben Harper sera sur scène le 1er mai, à Chicago, pour participer au “JUSTICE TOUR” de son ami Tom Morello:

“JUSTICE TOUR” Special guests: Ben Harper, Sen Dog of Cypress Hill, Shooter Jennings, Perry Farrell, Boots Riley of the Coup, Ike Reilly and more to join Morello’s alter ego, The Nightwatchman & the Freedom Fighter Orchestra!!!

Voici le détail de la tournée “JUSTICE TOUR”:

Apr 02 2008 – 8:00P Hotel Cafe Hollywood, California

Apr 09 2008 – 8:00P Hotel Cafe Hollywood, California

Apr 15 2008 – 8:00P Troubadour – West Hollywood, California

Apr 17 2008 – 7:00P Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, New York

Apr 20 2008 – 6:30P Parish Room at House of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana

Apr 22 2008 – 7:00P Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall Asheville, North Carolina

Apr 24 2008 – 8:00P Black Cat Washington DC

Apr 27 2008 – 7:30P Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA

May 01 2008 – 6:00P Park West Chicago, Illinois

infos: http://www.nightwatchmanmusic.com/

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Ben Harper will be on stage Thursday May 1, 2008, in Chicago, with his friend Tom Morello:

“JUSTICE TOUR” Special guests: Ben Harper, Sen Dog of Cypress Hill, Shooter Jennings, Perry Farrell, Boots Riley of the Coup, Ike Reilly and more to join Morello’s alter ego, The Nightwatchman & the Freedom Fighter Orchestra!!!

“JUSTICE TOUR”:

Apr 02 2008 – 8:00P Hotel Cafe Hollywood, California

Apr 09 2008 – 8:00P Hotel Cafe Hollywood, California

Apr 15 2008 – 8:00P Troubadour – West Hollywood, California

Apr 17 2008 – 7:00P Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, New York

Apr 20 2008 – 6:30P Parish Room at House of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana

Apr 22 2008 – 7:00P Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall Asheville, North Carolina

Apr 24 2008 – 8:00P Black Cat Washington DC

Apr 27 2008 – 7:30P Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA

May 01 2008 – 6:00P Park West Chicago, Illinois

infos: http://www.nightwatchmanmusic.com/

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Ben Harper: win 2 tickets to the Eurockeennes Festival !

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Ben Harper will play the 4th july 2008 at the: Eurockéennes de Belfort !

Win your tickets !

Find the answer, and get 2 tickets to see Ben & his band Ben Harper !

To play : http://www.eurockeennes.fr/jeu/concours/ben-harper/

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Ben Harper le vendredi 4 juillet 2008 aux Eurockéennes de Belfort !

Gagne tes places !

Réponds correctement à la question et participes au tirage au sort pour gagner deux places pour voir Ben Harper !

Merci d’avoir participé ! Vous serez prévenu si vous êtes tiré au sort !

Question : Quel est l’album qui a révélé Ben Harper au grand public ?

Pleasure and Pain – Welcome to the Cruel World – Fight for your Mind

Pour jouer: http://www.eurockeennes.fr/jeu/concours/ben-harper/

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Reggae Legend Marley’s Mother Dies…

Cedella Marley Booker, mother of late reggae icon Bob Marley, died Tuesday night at her South Florida home after a long illness. She was 81.

Booker was surrounded by loved ones inside her home and was said to be ”happy,” according to a report on CBS4.com.

Booker’s grandson, Ky-Mani Marley, an accomplished musician himself, told The Miami Herald she “has always been a very loving, caring and supporting person in my life. She was always there to help me — even when I didn’t ask for help, she knew I needed help. She had that instinct to know when things were wrong and had the courage to fix it.”

Marley said the family was fortunate to be by Booker’s side.

”We all live very close by, really just blocks away, so we were all in the vicinity,” he said.

And though Booker had been struggling recently, her death still came as somewhat of a shock, her grandson said.

”We knew she was sick, and she’d keep fighting and pulling through,” he said. “So it was expected but unexpected. It’s a great loss.”

Booker was best-known for her famous son, but she was also an author and musician. Her two books about Bob Marley — 1997’s Bob Marley: An Intimate Portrait by His Mother and Bob Marley, My Son in 2003 — offered glimpses into his personal life, shedding light on his relationships with his wife Rita and bandmates such as Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.

Booker released two albums, Awake Zion in 1991 and the following year a collection of Caribbean folk songs for children called Smilin’ Island of Song.

She also frequently performed with Bob Marley’s sons Ky-Mani, Ziggy, Stephen, Damian and Julian. Although she didn’t perform at the family’s annual Caribbean Fest concert in Miami in early March, Ky-Mani Marley said she was still performing as recently as ”about a year ago” in Jamaica.

Family members are making arrangements for a memorial.

Source: BY MICHAEL HAMERSLY
mhamersly@MiamiHerald.com

Ben Harper: “Body Of War” cd

 

“No More”, the Eddie Vedder penned and performed tune for the documentary “Body of War” featuring guest Ben Harper live at Lollapalooza, will be the lead single on the upcoming 2-CD compilation, “Body of War: Songs that Inspired an Iraq War Veteran”. The soundtrack also features a Ben Harper track: “Black Rain”.

Body of War is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today. Meet Tomas Young, 25 years old, paralyzed from a bullet to his spine – wounded after serving in Iraq for less than a week.

Body of War is Tomas’ coming home story as he evolves into a new person, coming to terms with his disability and finding his own unique and passionate voice against the war. The film is produced and directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, and features two original songs by Eddie Vedder. Body of War is a naked and honest portrayal of what it’s like inside the body, heart and soul of this extraordinary and heroic young man.

CD 1

  1. ‘Hero’s Song’ – Brendan James
  2. ‘American Terrorist’ – Lupe Fiasco
  3. ‘Light Up Ya Lighter’ – Michael Franti & Spearhead
  4. ‘Guerilla Radio’ – Rage Against The Machine
  5. ‘Son Of A Bush’ – Public Enemy
  6. ‘Empty Walls’ – Serj Tankian
  7. ‘Let Them Eat War’ – Bad Religion
  8. ‘White People For Peace’ – Against Me!
  9. ‘Letter From Iraq’ – Bouncing Souls
  10. ‘War’ – Dilated Peoples
  11. ‘Overcome (The Recapitulation)’ – RX Bandits
  12. ‘Fields Of Agony’ – No Use For A Name
  13. ‘Bushonomics’ – Talib Kweli & Cornel West
  14. ‘The 4th Branch’ – Immortal Technique
  15. ‘B.Y.O.B.’ – System Of A Down
  16. ‘No More’ (Live) – Eddie Vedder & Ben Harper

CD 2

  1. ‘Devils & Dust’ – Bruce Springsteen
  2. ‘Masters Of War’ (Live) – Pearl Jam
  3. ‘When The President Talks To God’ – Bright Eyes
  4. ‘Gimme Some Truth’ – John Lennon
  5. ‘The Restless Consumer’ – Neil Young
  6. ‘Battle Hymns’ – The Nightwatchman
  7. ‘Anthrax’ – Kimya Dawson
  8. ‘WMD’ – Blow Up Hollywood
  9. ‘State Of The Union’ – David Ford
  10. ‘Yo George’ – Tori Amos
  11. ‘Love Vigilantes’ – Laura Cantrell
  12. ‘Black Rain’ – Ben Harper
  13. ‘To Kill The Child’ – Roger Waters
  14. ‘Day After Tomorrow’ – Tom Waits

Youtube : http://youtube.com/bodyofwar

Website : http://www.bodyofwar.com

(source: benharper.net)