Sunday, June 17, 2007

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

  1. Watch the I Know I'm Not Alone music video.
  2. Watch the I Know I'm Not Alone documentary (borrow mine if you like).
Michael Franti is a pretty incredible human being and makes good music to boot. He made this documentary traveling through Iraq, Israel and Palestine. He went around with just a guitar, a video camera, and an interpreter, and talked with U.S. soldiers, native soldiers, and people in the streets, homes and hospitals. His message is the importance of communication, and it really hits home when you see him getting Israeli soldiers talking with Palestinians over that crazy big fence they're building.

[Thanks to Quena for first playing me "Red Beans and Rice" way back in Costa Rica, and for Antonia for introducing me to the rest of Michael Franti & Spearhead's stuff.]

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