“Call It What It Is” lyric video

From Esquire:

“As for this lyric video, which Esquire is proud to premiere, Harper says, ‘This is a problem of such profound moment, and yet it’s ancient, too. So it’s clear that we simply can’t talk about it enough. We cannot be silent. Humbly, I wanted those words—’Call It What It Is’—to be the writing on the wall. And so, for the video, we did just that. The artist is Andy Dolan. Can you imagine? He writes better with a spray can than I do with a pen. That wall is in Flatbush, Brooklyn, indoors. Andy can’t get arrested for public vandalism, or it’s trouble for him. So we just found him a nice wall to rent and render something beautiful. It’s an installation! I would imagine they painted over it, unless they have really good taste.'”

Watch it at Esquire

Video: Call It What It Is – Ben Harper LIVE at ACLU SoCal dinner for Tom Morello

Ben Harper performs live at ACLU (The American Civil Liberties Union) SoCal 2015 Bill of Rights Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (11/8/2015).

Singer and activist Ben Harper gave a performance honoring his friend, rockstar activist and Bill of Rights award recipient Tom Morello. Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore presented the award to Morello.

Accompanied By:
C.C. White
Suzan Postel
Pebbles Phillips

Ben Harper – Welcome to the Cruel World (20th Anniversary)

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of “Welcome to the Cruel World” with new version of the song.

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Ben Harper – Vocals, Weissenborn
Jimmy Paxson – Drums
Jason Yates – Piano
Matt Cory – Bass
Tim Loo – Cello
Alyssa Park – Violin
Caroline Buckman – Viola

Produced by Casual Thinking for Ben Harper
Directed and edited by J. García
Director of Photography – Pablo Espada

Recorded and mixed by Ethan Allen