… and it seems that’s the state of our teens of today/ we grow up at such a pace/ we don’t get to touch base with the elders of our age/
Our history books are missing a page… Ma Island, June 2009
Ben Caesar Charles Le Roux (Ben Caesar) was born in 1985 in the Caribbean island of Dominica where he spent his early childhood. They moved to London and then to South Africa where they shuffled between Kwa Zulu Natal, Johannesburg and later Cape Town where he is currently settled. During his school years he travelled to Holland, UK, Switzerland, New York and Montreal and visited the Caribbean from time to time.
Growing up in such diversity, Ben states “I am fortunate to have been exposed to many different peoples, cultures, with varying sexuality’s, race and genders, it has broadened my horizons and perceptions which all feed into my music and perspective’s”.
He has released three albums, 2007, Eye of the Storm in 2008, and most recently LONDONE in 2009. He performs regularly at venues and gathering from clubs to festivals, celebrations to NGO Human Rights conferences including then ILRIG conference on globalisation, the Divinity clothing label launch, Bon Esperance Refugee Day celebration, the South African National Gallery, Muizenberg Community festival and has been the featured artist at “Verses” Poetry sessions in Zula Bar, Cape Town. After travelling and performing all over the world, Ben Caesar is now back in South Africa working on a new album.