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Sixth & I – Sanctuary

Benjamin Clementine

Jul 27, 2016 • 8:00 pm ET
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The Mercury Prize-winning poet and musician brings moving piano balladry and haunting lyricism to downtown DC with songs from his debut EP, Cornerstone.

Clementine’s introspective lyrics about integrity and vulnerability and his operative soul sensibility create a memorable, powerful, and emotionally honest sound.

At age 20, facing an overwhelming urge to get away, the artist left Edmonton – long-rated as one of the most deprived, crime ridden areas of London – for Paris. When his money ran out, he began performing inside the Metro at Place de Clichy station. From there, what was born out of a need to survive, became a calling for Clementine and an experience for the thousands of Parisian commuters that saw him perform daily for nearly two years, building his voice and refining his craft.

More Info: Artist's Website, Facebook