Michael Franti, live from Ballard!

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Michael Franti, live on KEXP – 10/13/06, courtesy of Gregory Perez

From The Arcade Fire to Zero 7, live performances have consistently been an important and unique aspect of KEXP’s programming. While the KEXP Live Performances section provides you access to hundreds of exclusive live performances, now you can subscribe to a weekly podcast that brings you a series of complete live in-studio sessions.

This week we’re delivering a very special performance from Michael Franti, recorded live on KEXP from Sonic Boom Records in Ballard on 10/13/06. KEXP celebrated Ballard – the Seattle neighborhood that pledged the most during the 2006 Spring Pledge Drive – with a day-long celebration. Hear the crowd sing and cheer along with Michael Franti as he performs soulful acoustic originals at Sonic Boom.

Michael Franti (MP3)

Also check out Music That Matters Vol. 21. Michael Franti talks about his visit to the Middle East where he filmed a documentary and wrote songs for his new album Yell Fire. This audio movie mixes Michael’s first hand stories with tracks from the new record. Produced by KEXP DJs Michele Myers and Kevin Cole. Download the podcast now…

Music That Matters Vol. 21 (MP3)

Learn more about Michael Franti, learn more about podcasting and subscribe now.

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One Comment

  1. kike
    Posted September 18, 2007 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Hypoallergenic oh !!!

    I love Michael music, I think he’s honest and very conscious! It’s just like the Manu Chao songs, I listen to a couple new tracks here: check them out:

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