I am very lucky to have in my life several interesting friends who always seem to find ways to spark my interest and feed my curiosity, even when they live hundreds of kilometres away. I was introduced to Michael Franti and Spearhead through my uber-positive friend John, who's simple Facebook post about a "really cool" artist, has now had a profound impact on my life.
Michael Franti is a poet, musician and composer. His work blends a variety of styles including funk, hip hop, reggae, jazz, folk and rock. Most importantly Michael is an outspoken supporter of many peace and social justice organizations. The concert that I attended in November of 2010 at the Guvernment in Toronto is the best show that I have ever seen . Michael is a unique spirt and I am very glad that I have had the opportunity to come to "know" him over the past few months. He is truly a light.
Michael Franti and Spearhead have a very deep catalogue of music, but I have chosen to post "Hey Hey Hey" off of his latest album, The Sound of Sunshine, as an example of his upbeat message and his approach to issues that are impacting all of humanity.
An exploration of the music that holds meaning in my life.