The Global Citizen Ensemble (GCE) is an international collective of acclaimed musicians who have recorded and performed with Ben across the span of his last ten albums, developing deep friendships and contributing to the multicultural nature of his music. Geared towards festival and Performing Arts Center audiences, the ensemble has a big sound that engages audiences of all ages, incorporating rhythms and musical traditions from around the world. Speaking several different native tongues, the GCE celebrates music as a universal language that has the power to bridge ethnicity, nationality, and unite people from all walks of life. Their performance is often augmented with immersive multimedia that enhances the experience with powerful visual storytelling. Performances can be knit together with multifaceted workshops and artist residencies.
Despite the staggering diversity of music influenced by countless cultures and readily available to the modern listener, our shared human nature may underlie basic musical structures that transcend cultural differences." ~ Psychologist, Dr Samuel Mehr