So says Michael Franti, musician, poet, film-maker… and inspired advocate for Peace.
By way of introduction:
Peace Direct supporters Sophia Hill and Pete Yeo caught up with Michael and his band, Spearhead, after their recent gig in Shepherds Bush, London.
Michael Franti & Spearhead tour details: http://www.stayhuman.org/tourdates.php
After leafleting the departing audience, Sophia and Pete were warmly welcomed to the after-show where they were able to introduce Michael and his team to the work of Peace Direct.
Michael is no sideline advocate for Peace. A few years ago he visited Iraq, Israel and Palestine to discover for himself the human cost of war – armed only with an acoustic guitar and a video camera.
Check out his film here: http://www.iknowimnotalone.com/
“Michael Franti is the most important artsist recording and touring today who has yet to reach the mass audience. The subjects he sings about are totally genuine and derived from personal experiences.” Chris Blackwell, Founder, Palm Pictures, Island Records
Michael is also the inspiration behind the Power to the Peaceful festival held annually in September in San Francisco, his home town. Rumour has it there may be plans to hold a similar event in the UK in future years.
This year’s festival details: http://www.powertothepeaceful.org/index.php