Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals On World Cafe : World Cafe Hear why now was the right time for Harper to reunite with his longtime backing band.
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Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals on World Cafe

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Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals On World Cafe

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals On World Cafe

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals on World Cafe

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Ben Harper performs live at World Cafe Live at The Queen.

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  • "Shine"
  • "Call It What It Is"
  • "When Sex Was Dirty"
  • "Deeper And Deeper"

Ben Harper recorded with the Innocent Criminals from 1997 through his 2007 album, Lifeline. Since then, he's worked solo and with Relentless7 — until now. The Innocent Criminals join Harper on his new album, Call It What It Is.

Harper says they always intended to eventually get back together. It's fortunate that they did for this new album, whose songs address weighty topics such as Black Lives Matter, gender diversity and more. In the audio above, hear Harper and the Innocent Criminals in a session recorded live at World Cafe at The Queen in Wilmington, Del., and watch a performance video below.

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