Taken from ascent magazine (Nov 12, 2008)
michael franti in conversation
by Christopher McCann
Musician, activist, poet and yogi, Michael Franti has been a tireless supporter of a variety of humanitarian causes, from peace in the Middle East to anti-poverty campaigns. In 2006 he released I Know I’m Not Alone, a film chronicling his trip through the Middle East in an intense effort to show “the human cost of war.”
Less than twenty-four hours before Chris’ conversation with Michael, President-elect Barack Obama had given his acceptance speech in Chicago’s Grant Park, signifying a beautiful and pivotal moment in the history of the United States, and indeed, the world.