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!)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Playlist for September 7, 2009

Tiken Jah Fakoly - "Francafrique" (Francafrique)
Marlow - "Bodycount" (Tiger Bombz V. 1)
Maurizio - "M1" (Maurizio)
Ring Craft Posse - "Naggo Head" (St. Catherine's in Dub)
Echospace - Sonorous
Kode9 - hyperdub 1 (hyperdub 1)- new release!
Dub Terror - Technology (Dub Terror) - new release!
Santi White (Santogold) - Guns of Brooklyn
Linval Thompson - "Never Push Your Brother" (Rockers)
XA Cute vs. ARi Up - Me Done (King Size Dub Ch. 69)
Scientist - "Time Passage" (Dub Landing)
Gregory Isaacs - "Leggo Beast dub" (Trojan Dub)
Jah Wobble - "Divine Mother" (Heaven & Earth)
Tony Rebel - "Jah By Your Side" (Collectors Series 2)
Tarrus Riley - "Haunt You" (Parables)
Sub Dub - "Killer Instinct" (Dancehall Malfunction)
Soul Syndicate - "Dub a Long" (Dub Classics)
Major Lazer - "Can't Stop Now" (Guns Don't Kill People)
Pagoda Sound System - Aggro Dub Version (Pagoda Sound System)
Kalbata ft. Warrior Queen - "Shooting Range" (Soul Jazz)
Alpha & Omega - "Crying Dub" (Songs from the Holy Mountain)
Richie Spice - "Gideon Boot" (Gideon Boot)