When: Sept. 19 & 20
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center
Purchase Tickets Online
Advance Ticket Purchase: $30
At The Door Price: $35
Public Announce date is July 15 and tickets go on sale July 19 at Tickets Santa Fe and the Lensic. All ages with a 21+ beer garden with ID.
Photo by flickr user feverblue (Will Keightley)
Michael Franti and Spearhead come to Santa Fe's Community Convention Center on Wednesday Oct 23 in support of their new record "All People" hitting stores July 30.
Michael Franti & Spearhead blends hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk, and rock.
Since his days as a member of the Beatnigs while in his early twenties, Michael Franti grew from an angry young hip-hopper with a political, socially conscious bent (the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Spearhead) to a man who channeled his seriousness, social unease, and desire for change and merged them with his love for music, particularly old-school R&B, soul, and hip-hop. What he left behind in brash, make-some-noise aesthetic, he gained in compassion. And through his use of his own raw power -- charisma, sex appeal, sense of social injustice -- he carried out in his music a community-generated passion in much the same way as Gil Scott-Heron or Marvin Gaye.