Clarence comes from Suriname, and moved to Amsterdam at the age of 6. He started his singing career with legendary Dutch band, Swing Soul Machine, where he was the youngest singer in 20 years. He grew into a dance music artist called CB Milton where he made three albums in the 1990s. Currently, Clarence is living in Barcelona, Spain, collaborating with bands like 08001 and local DJs like Taito Tikaro.
While filming Pierre Minetti performing his original song, "Don't Worry," in Barcelona, he recommended we meet his friend Clarence Bekker; Pierre thought Clarence would be a good addition to "Don't Worry," and "Stand By Me." That turned out to be one of the best connections we ever explored! In a friend of Pierre's garden, Clarence's spirited voice and passionate soul blew us all away. He is now one of the main voices representing Playing for Change.
Instruments: vocals, acoustic guitar