Sunday, September 13, 2009

Killer Images from POWER TO THE PEACEFUL!

Each September, San Francisco's Golden Gate Park becomes the focal point for peace, music and activism at the POWER TO THE PEACEFUL festival. What began 11 years ago as a small rally at Dolores Park to raise awareness about the case of prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal has become a broader event focusing on peace, racism, animal rights and economic justice. This year's festival featured music by a host of artists including Alanis Morrisette doing an acoustic set, the legendary Sly & Robbie performing an hour set of classic 'riddims,' and of course - Michael Franti (the festival's founder) and Spearhead! Check out the photos below.

(Robbie Shakespeare on bass)

(Michael Franti & Cherine Anderson)

(Over 70,000 braved the rain)
(Michael Franti gets serious to talk about peace)

(Sly Dunbar on drums, Robbie Shakespeare on bass)

(Michael Franti in motion!)

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