Sunday, August 23, 2009 | Categories: Episodes |
In the Michael Franti song, East to the West there is a line: 'Music is too large for just one station ... god is too big for just one religion.' The musician Michael Franti blends hip-hop with reggae and funk to send a message about his spirituality; no matter where people live or what they look like, they're pretty much the same. As he says in the song Hello Bonjour: 'don't tell a man that he can't come here 'cause he got brown eyes and a wavy kind of hair, And don't tell a woman that she can't go there because she prays a little different to a god up there.
Mary Hynes talks to Michael Franti about his take on the divine, the difficult journeys he has chosen to make to spread his messages against war and violence, and his optimism about President-elect Barack Obama.
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