Benjamin Clementine On World Cafe : World Cafe Music and an incredible story from the Mercury Prize winner, who started on the streets of Paris.
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Benjamin Clementine On World Cafe

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Benjamin Clementine On World Cafe

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  • "Cornerstone" by Benjamin Clementine from At Least For Now
  • "Feelin Good" by Nina Simone from I Put A Spell On You
  • "Winston Churchill's Boy" by Benjamin Clementine from At Least For Now
  • "Condolence" by Benjamin Clementine from At Least For Now
  • "Gone" by Benjamin Clementine from At Least For Now

A Mercury Prize-winning musician, Benjamin Clementine worked his way up from playing the streets of Paris to performing in clubs and festivals. Clementine's theatrical voice is often compared to that of Nina Simone, whom the singer admits he didn't know about until people mentioned the comparison.

In this fascinating World Cafe interview, Clementine discusses growing up in an immigrant family from Ghana, watching his London neighborhood deteriorate and playing on the streets in Paris.

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