MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD stop by this week’s ALLSPICE REGGAE hosted by DJ Common Sensi. Michael Franti & Spearhead have been rocking for all the right reasons all over the planet. This band is very versatile covering many genres of music. We were able to catch Michael Franti & Spearhead days before the upcoming San Francisco free concert event in Golden Gate Park on September 9th called "911 Power to the Peaceful Festival." Tune in this Friday for this exclusive interview and feature! The AllSpice Reggae shows airs every Friday on Bigupradio.com Slamming Dancehall station.
About MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD:
In 1994 Michael decided after speaking out in such a confrontational in your face way that he would still stay true, but to do it in a different approach. This would be to have consciousness in the music , but also bring the music so people could dance and have a good time as well. This idea manifested itself as Michael’s next group Spearhead. The band started off with a great album on a new label(Capitol Records) and a strong female singer named Mary Harris that added a lot of fire to the group. The album was named "Home". It gave Michael his first hit record with the thought provoking track "Hole In The Bucket". It also was the first record in the rap community to address the subject of HIV & Aids. The song "Positive" was also picked up and included on The Red Hot organization’s album "Stolen Moments". Spearhead embarked on a 2 year tour in support of "Home" with artists such as, Ben Harper, Digable Planets, Brand New Heavies, The Fugees. Find out more here.
Michael Franti & Spearhead
"I Know I’m Not Alone"