michaelfranti

Michael Franti

One love, one blood, one heart, one soul, one drum and only one rhythm, one tribe and all of us singin'!
http://www.michaelfranti.com
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I found a nice place for my yoga practice today on Kaui. It's been a blessing to wrap up the summer here on the islands. Thank you so much for hosting us and for the Fowler's putting us up in your home. We've had a magical four days of concerts and meeting lots of new folks. Now t's time to get home. I am so grateful to all of you who attended the gigs and have been so kind and generous here in Hawai'i we hope to return soon. #hawaii #kaui #soulshinetour #yoga #music
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adeenaaa : @greyheights one day!
cutesea_b808 : Thanks for making my night and dancing with me in the lawn at the Waikiki Shell! I'm glad you are enjoying Hawaii ❤️ come back soon!!!
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randybaker5 : Big concert in Princeville last night!
kaytonita : Please come back soon @michaelfranti your shows are always so epic
chinali : Just missed ya :/
humanrevolutionclothing : Mahalo @michaelfranti for sharing the love with us here on Kauai!! One love people!!
misstrish3 : My daughter and BFF are in Kauai! Beautiful island.
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Right before our set on Kaui, Soulfire put on an incredible fire show to set the vibes for the night. Jay Carl and I rocked it acoustic and then jammed a Dj set. We weren't expecting nearly as many people so thank you all for coming out so strong with your families. We had all generations in the place! #kaui #soulfire #soulshinetour
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mick_lagger : Thanks for a great show last nite @michaelfranti My kids had a blast! Loved that Age of Consent tease😎#kauai #mahalokeakua #neworder
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olivebailey13 : I CAN SEE ME😃😃
soul_fire_productions : What an amazing night and honor to open for such a stellar artist and human being!! Mahalo @michaelfranti for the love :)
ashiromi : Wish I could have seen you on Saturday, would have been my 5th show of yours! Hope to see you again soon :)
kaya_faith : I think I see us in this picture!!! @1i1ih @eden.haha @maka.makani @casey_k_fischer @luke_d.r @_m_w_m_ @_tierrra__ @amber._.private
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Backstage with @bigkoa at the Honolulu band shell. Epic night tonight!!! #OneLove
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caseyscrazyassmom : Have fun on Kauai tonight.... i wanted to be there more than you know! Please give my bff of 40 plus years, Laura Christine (KKCR DJ and soulfull bass player) a big hug and kiss for me! She will be backstage :)
organicgirl11 : I just got back from Kauai! My fave! Rock on!!! Chaka!
csurfergurl : 🌺Come back to Maui!!!!🌺
soul_fire_productions : Next stop kauai!! We are looking forward to and honored to be opening for you and sharing the sacred fire tonight !
kaytonita : Thank you for a great show @michaelfranti you always kill it!!!!
kalenaboom : @michaelfranti such an amazing show Kauai by moonlight!! Thank you for all the positive vibes and for the best hug!!!! 💙💙💙
phia0408 : Thankyou so much for coming to see us on Kauai your amazing and a great dancer!!!!!
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Woody Harrelson stopped by sound check to practice yoga with us and then jumped up on stage to sing Sound of Sunshine. He rocked the bridge of the song with passion and even remembered all the words (after much rehearsal in the dressing room) I wrote Say Hey in his bathroom in 2009. Great to see him on Maui again. #soulshinetour #OneLove #WoodyHarrelson #maui #GoodVibes
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tililly : Look! @seaoj !
rayayton : @michaelfranti great connecting with you after show last night and talking about writing. I can DM you a link. I'm in SF Bay Area too.
acubec : Thank you, that was awesome show last night. Feeling blessed to have been there, you picked the best spot to sing in the crowd, right next to me!
xfitterjen : LOVE
surfchica6 : Cant believe we missed u tonight?!? 😧 just walked into the show... @michaelfranti
kat_spicerr : Saw you doing yoga before the show.. Quite the performance!!! You are amazing!!!!
lella_75 : GO VEGAN! <3
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It was an incredible night performing in the rain in Maui. We haven't played here in ten years and it was a blessing to be back and experience the ocean, mountains, sea animals, wind, trees, fruit, rain, but most of all the people. Mahalo Maui!!! We love you. #aloha @jacobhemphillofficial @soulshinetour #maui #hawaii #Reggae #rain
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busyzen : @michaelfranti love the halo 🙏
celestialsheree : Amazing shot!!
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laurasueb : This is such a cool picture!
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I am saddened to learn of the passing of one of my favorite people in the world Uzziah Thompson or "Sticky" as he was known to all, died of a heart attack at the age of 78. He was a percussionist who played on countless groundbreaking records in Jamaica, Beginning with the Skatalites Guns of Navarone and years of Lee Scratch Perry's productions including The Wailers, Soul Rebel, Duppy Conqueror. With Sly and Robbie he was part of the Channel One Studio house band known as The Revolutionaries and made hundreds of recordings for the artists like The Mighty Diamonds, Gregory Isaac's, Black Uhuru and later Grace Jones and No Doubt. We met in 1997 when he was part of Ziggy Marley's, Melody Makers band and I invited him to play on the albums Yell Fire, All Rebel Rockers and the Sound of Sunshine. You can hear him prominently on Little Bit a Riddim and Say Hey (I Love You). He began his 50 year career in music as a DJ and told me that while spinning records in a dance one night he picked up the microphone and hit a bottle and played along to the track, people loved it and he started bringing shakers and noise makers to every set. The great drummer/producer Sly Dunbar told me once, "People don't dance to the drums or the bass, they dance to the shaker, when the shaker stop, the whole dance floor stop." It was like magic to turn on the mic and watch sticky play shaker, pull a baby rattle from his bag of tricks or bring a track to life with a rum bottle. He never needed more than one take. He told me he got his name "Sticky" because he always had drum sticks with him, but I always thought it was because he was the glue that made the parts stick together. I remember most, his infectious smile, his solid gold grill and laugh would light up the room and brighten the mood of any stage, studio or parking lot where we would hang out between takes in Kingston. He truly carried the spirit of one love, which is why he was always in demand and will forever be remembered in song and in life. My life is better having known you Sticky. One Love #ReggaeLegend #OneLove #LifeIsBetterWithYou #Percussion #Reggae
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michellemarigold : thank you for sharing... thank you Sticky for being such a beautiful spirit. you will be missed! most of all never forgotten...blessings...
tiffanytaha : الله يرحمو.Sorry for the loss
bloodyred_lioness : Yo popa lookin good @juanjose17
patrickbartels : Beautiful words...it's always good to let the heart speak
thehippyrichy : Thank for moving my body in sweetness over the last 25 years. Rest in peace Rasta Man.
soulepapa : Here's to a life well lived!
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colouredsalt : 🌺One love
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"Love like your life depends on it, because it does!" This is a lyric from my song 'Speaking of Tongues' from the album 'Stay Human'. Life requires giving and receiving to maintain balance. It is not optional for the sun to give it's rays to the leaves, or for the leaves to humbly receive them and pass their sweetness to it's fruits, to the birds, to their poop, to the roots back into the tree who's branches spread wide in gratitude to the sun. If any were to breach the cycle of giving or receiving, life would stall. Sometimes love is to offer someone else something beautiful, a smile, a listening ear, a hug, a delicious meal... At other times it may be to let go of some spiritual "poop" that is no longer serving you, anger, resentment, fear... Life depends on these skillful acts of letting go as much as it does the gracious acts of receiving. Love is also to humbly take in what the world and others have handed. Sometimes what is offered might be a little shitty...okay, a lot shitty. Being able to humbly process that and transform it, into positivity is usually the hardest part of my life, but often it's the most rewarding. As summer begins to set, I've been taking a look at all of the amazing moments I've had (some that were not so amazing) and ask myself, What is it that I am willing to generously offer and graciously receive? Who in my life am I going the extra distance for? What can I offer the world during this time of upheaval, to make it a better place? And what can I personally let go of to become a more capable steward of life? Tell me about yours and have an awesome week! And don't forget to love like your life depends on it... because it does! #love #stayhuman #beyourbest #onelove #compassion #serve
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intuitivemindsunited : @michaelfranti We to are musicians on the same mission, and look up to you an love you for being such a positive inspiration in this world! We are currently working on recording our first cd. One of our first songs on the album is titled "it's perfect" and the chorus goes like this: "You can take a sad song and make it happy, You just have to change the words around, Cause it's right now and it's Perfect, Couldn't be better time, Remeber!" Just by counting our blessings in our every day we can change the way we think, and by changing our thinking we change the way we feel. Witch in return effects the way we love. The more positivity in the word the better.
tanyamalcolm : @michaelfranti I am holding sacred space for emerging humans at every gentle #birth I witness. I let go of the idea that our generation knows more than those coming forth. I do not wish to mould our children, only discover who they are. Prepare a platform from which they can leap from. Trust that the future of humanity will leap beyond anything I have ever known. And so it is...
bobbydamayor : #napa #napaquake
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rooooooooma : Amazing words. What I'm offering the world is wise and patient love. What the universe is rewarding me is love, true love of "the one" for me. Give love receive love. Love is the life of life itself.
isis_kundalini : @michaelfranti so nice to see you!!!
isis_kundalini : I love this poster!!!
sudiloo : My path has been hard this year, losing my soul mate to cancer and many emotional ups and downs but it is the promise and the reality of love and of light and HOPE that have kept me from the darkness and despair. Thanks be to love and human kindness, to nature and spirit! Stay human, stay connected, KEEP MOVING FORWARD INTO THE LIGHT:) Peace.
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Michael Brown rest in peace... while the world marches on for justice. #ferguson #justiceformikebrown #stopthekilling #handsupdontshoot #1159
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lamac3 : Love to all families in and around the Lou and everywhere from sea to sea. Thank you, @michaelfranti ! ❤️
dottiebee : Is anything being planned for SF/Bay Area to show support? #powerinnumbers
fdt7 : Michael franti you help the world so much thank you! I live in Davis!
fdt7 : If you could follow me it would mean so much!
fdt7 : Please!
xoxotip : Everybody wants to know "WHAT IF" what if is not reality
lisacfyfe : Thank you for posting this @michaelfranti sending peace and love to all. ❤️🙏❤️
twystedthystle : Peace Love and Healing for EVERYONE!!!
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This is my biological father Thomas Hopkins. He volunteered for the US Marine Corps during world war 2 and served as a boxing coach among other roles. Years later as a civilian he became a PHD medical researcher in the lab that would go on to create the first female oral contraceptive. Yes, "the pill". He's still tough as nails at age 93 living in the ATL.
coffeetalkwc : My bio Dad is dying from lung cancer, so glad u know yours
coffeetalkwc : (Both my bio.parents got cancer for their second time each now, big wakeUp call for me)
igniteom : 👍totally see the resemblance @michaelfranti, how awesome!!
sethuknowdarest : That's so dope. Really cool person that'd I'd like to meet.
tuffyfrombluffy : amazing @michaelfranti love the layers of your life 🙏
aalias_ : You look just like him
melponder : Among other things, making it easier for us (women) to 'love' liberally 👏✌️👊
c_world_ : #respect to him wish everybody could be as strong as him until the end @michaelfranti thanx for some great lyrics:)
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Took the ALS #IceBucketChallenge with @tim_cook at Apple. I'm challenging @WoodyHarrelson, Bono (@U2) and @Oprah to do the same #StrikeOutALS http://youtu.be/uk-JADHkHlI Take the ice or donate to ALS research. #iceicebaby or do both like Tim and I did. @hopeforsteve
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brettmacdowell : I love the guy on the ladder.
patrickbartels : Reminds me of the year 2001 Lowlands and Pinkpop...on Pinkpop you gave a prayer for a little sun and nature gave it.On Lowlands it was too hot and you asked for a little rain and at the end of that day nature gave us rain.
ebirmvail : Oh man I was gonna nominate you @michaelfranti :)
jmsiminoff : @michaelfranti where's that Tshirt?? #peace
kristylafolle : Yes
biobugbabe : Nice!!!!
leibabes : Cheehuuu lovahlovah! See you Maui!
nadia_massage : I think Oprah already did it and post it too
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