Michael Franti knows all about the power of music. He knows how it can inspire, uplift and make people want to dance or cry. He felt it firsthand recently when he heard the children’s chorus at New York’s PS22 elementary school singing “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like),” the celebratory first single from Franti’s tenth studio album, All People.
“It moved me to tears, to hear these kids singing, ‘Everybody wants me to be who they want me to be.’ That’s who I wrote ‘People’ for. To let them know, your mission in life should be to be yourself and to embrace the diversity of others.”It’s a rule the barefoot, 6-foot-6 San Francisco based singer-songwriter-guitarist and philanthropist has diligently followed over the past two decades, proactively creating and supporting numerous environmental, humanitarian and social causes.
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Ralph J. Gleason Award recipient Michael Franti will be performing at the Bay Area premiere of “The Future of Energy,” a new, upbeat film on the people working on renewable energy. The event starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 5, at Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway, Oakland. Get details and ticket info here. Watch the […]