Michael Franti & Spearhead

Formed 1994.
Michael Franti & Spearhead


Michael Franti (born April 21, 1966) is an American poet, musician, and composer. He is the creator and lead vocalist of Michael Franti & Spearhead, a band that blends hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk, and rock. He is also an outspoken supporter for a wide spectrum of peace and social justice issues.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Sound of Sunshine

    The Sound of Sunshine 2011

    Reviewed by Nick Levine
    Makes good on the promise of its undeniably appetising title.
  2. Review of Stay Human

    Stay Human 2001

    Reviewed by Christian Hopwood
    Franti is a poet, philosopher...and this collection is his master work
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