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Michael Franti

voc, g, *1966 US, Oakland, California
Singer / Composer / Songwriter of Hip-Hop/Rap
A.k.a. Brother Soulshine

Michael Franti (born April 21, 1966) is an American rapper, musician, poet, spoken word artist and singer-songwriter. Michael Franti is known for having participated in many musical projects (most of them political with a political and social emphasis). He is the creator and lead vocalist of his current independent project, Michael Franti & Spearhead, a band that blends hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk, and rock. He is also an outspoken supporter for a wide spectrum of peace and social justice issues, and he is especially an advocate for peace in the Middle East.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Percussion
Genres
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • R&B/Soul
  • Reggae
  • Rock
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Ganja Baby on Songs From The Front Porch: An Acoustic Collection by Michael Franti
Oh My God on ...and all the pieces matter, Five Years of Music from The Wire by Various Artists
Stay Human on Songs From The Front Porch: An Acoustic Collection by Michael Franti
Yes I Will on Songs From The Front Porch: An Acoustic Collection by Michael Franti
Closer To The Sky on Songs From The Front Porch: An Acoustic Collection by Michael Franti
Passion on 1 Giant Leap by Various Artists
Sometimes on Songs From The Front Porch: An Acoustic Collection by Michael Franti
Oh My God on Songs From The Front Porch: An Acoustic Collection by Michael Franti
Da Domani (con Bianca Atzei & Michael Franti) on Da Domani by Chili Giaguaro, Bianca Atzei & Michael Franti
Anybody Seen My Mind on Songs From The Front Porch: An Acoustic Collection by Michael Franti

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Band Members
Discography

Title Artist Year Type
I BelieveSoldiers Of Jah Army Featuring Michael Franti & Nahko2014Album
I'm Alive (Life Sounds Like)Michael Franti2013Single
There's Enough For All Of Us Remixes EPHardage feat Michael Franti2012Album
Love KamikazeMichael Franti2008Compil.
Elephants / FreedomKarl Denson's Tiny Universe Featuring Fred Wesley & Roy Hargrove / Michael Franti & Saul Williams2004Album
Steady PullJonatha Brooke Featuring Michael Franti2003Single
Songs From The Front PorchMichael Franti2002Album
Stay HumanMichael Franti & Spearhead2001Album
Live At The BaobabMichael Franti2000Album
External Links
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