Michael Franti performs in studio

Michael Franti
Michael Franti (Photo courtesy the artist)
MIchael Franti performs in the Current Studios
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Michael Franti is wrapping up his second decade in the music business. He first got a lot of attention as one of the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy in the early nineties. He's been fronting Spearhead for the past 10 years.

Franti is known for being politically active. Spearhead's latest album was inspired by a trip Franti took to Iraq so that he could see firsthand what toll the Iraqi War was taking on the people there. He talked to the The Current's Mary Lucia about his trip to Baghdad and played some of the songs inspired by his trip.

Songs performed: "East to the West," "One Step Closer to You," and "Please Take Me Home."