Ben pays tribute to his Caribbean roots through a roots rock reggae style cover album
03 May 2022 | 8:37 am
French soul singer Ben (formerly Ben l'Oncle Soul) who spent years in San Francisco, New York and Paris, is back with a new cover album entitled 'Red Mango'. In this new work, he and the Monophonics put a reggae rocksteady spin on songs by pop’s biggest artists, from John Lennon to Rihanna.He popped by the FRANCE 24 studios to talk about his music and tease his next original album.
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