Live Shots: Michael Franti and Spearhead, Greek Theater, 7/16/2010

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Michael Franti's  music has the incredible ability to create instantaneous community and love wherever he's performing.

His music is brimming with inspiring lyrics and powerful messages, along with infectious beats and rhythms that make it impossible to not start dancing. It's rare for a musical artist to be so talented at singing and performing while simultaneously working as a strong social activist for world peace. Beside traveling to the Middle East to perform for soldiers, Franti is constantly working in the name of peace, bringing together artists and activists from around the globe to our very own Golden Gate Park each September for the annual Power to the Peaceful concert. If you haven't been to this festival, you must go. It's amazing.

As was the concert this weekend at the Greek Theater, which included lots of audience participation as Franti swam his way through the packed crowd. Franti and Spearhead have a new album coming out in September titled The Sounds of Sunshine and after hearing a few tracks at the show this weekend, it's bound to be a smash hit.