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Benjamin Clementine goes a cappella at Super Bock Super Rock in Lisbon

22 July 2018, 14:06 | Written by Nathan Ma

“Why the fuck are you talking?” asked Benjamin Clementine as he stalked across the stage in front of a packed arena on the closing night of the 24th edition of Super Bock Super Rock.

The avant-garde poet and pop artist stepped away from his baby grand piano to perform a moving a cappella version of “Condolence” off his album At Least For Now, which claimed the Mercury Prize back in 2015.

Backed by an upright bass, a cello, a full drum kit, and a line of undressed mannequins, Clementine’s buoyant personality and unabashed creativity stole the show. He’s an idiosyncratic performer with an arresting voice and a nimble command of the stage. Clementine’s often been described as the future of London’s sound – for one night in Portugal, he was the future of Lisbon’s as well.

Super Bock Super Rock will return next June for its 25th edition. To be the first to know the exact dates and details for next year's fest, keep an eye on their website.
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