Michael Franti (born April 21, 1966) is an American rapper, musician, poet, spoken word artist and singer-songwriter. Michael Franti is known for having participated in many musical projects (most of them political with a political and social emphasis), including the Beatnigs and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. He is the creator and lead vocalist of his current independent project, Michael Franti & Spearhead, a band that blends hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk, and rock. He is also an outspoken supporter for a wide spectrum of peace and social justice issues, and he is especially an advocate for peace in the Middle East.

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  • Michael Franti (born April 21, 1966) is an American rapper, musician, poet, spoken word artist and singer-songwriter. Michael Franti is known for having participated in many musical projects (most of them political with a political and social emphasis), including the Beatnigs and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. He is the creator and lead vocalist of his current independent project, Michael Franti & Spearhead, a band that blends hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk, and rock. He is also an outspoken supporter for a wide spectrum of peace and social justice issues, and he is especially an advocate for peace in the Middle East. (en)
  • Michael Franti (* 21. April 1966 in Oakland, Kalifornien) ist ein amerikanischer Lyriker und Musiker.Franti ist der Begründer und die treibende Kraft hinter der Musikband Michael Franti & Spearhead, die Hip-Hop mit einer Reihe von Musikstilen wie Reggae, Funk, Folk und Rock kombiniert. Oft verwendet Franti eine Mischung aus Gedicht und kurzen Soundeinlagen. Die Lyrik behandelt meist politische Themen wie Armut, Justiz, Ernährung, Weltfrieden etc. (de)
  • Michael Franti, né le 21 avril 1966 à Oakland, en Californie, est un auteur, compositeur et chanteur américain. Ses textes sont particulièrement engagés politiquement. Il est le leader du groupe Michael Franti and Spearhead, un groupe alliant le rap au funk, au reggae, au jazz ainsi qu'au rock. (fr)
  • Attualmente scrive canzoni per gli Spearhead, gruppo di cui è anche il cantante, che unisce l'hip hop a diversi altri stili musicali, quali il reggae, il Folk, il funk ed il rock. (it)
  • Michael Franti (Oakland (Californië), 21 april 1966) is een Amerikaans componist, muzikant en schrijver. Hij is voorman van de band Michael Franti & Spearhead, die stijlen als rock, hiphop, reggae en funk combineert. Het werk van Franti wordt gekenmerkt door een positieve pacifistische en progressieve instelling. (nl)
  • Michael Franti (ur. 21 kwietnia 1967 w Oakland) - amerykański muzyk, piosenkarz i raper. Charakterystyczną cechą jego twórczości jest silne zaangażowanie społeczno-polityczne jego tekstów. Był z tego powodu porównywany z Gilem Scottem-Heronem i Marvinem Gaye. Lider grup The Beatnigs, The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy oraz Michael Franti and Spearhead. (pl)
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  • Michael Franti and Spearhead performing at Wakarusa 2006
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  • Michael Franti (born April 21, 1966) is an American rapper, musician, poet, spoken word artist and singer-songwriter. Michael Franti is known for having participated in many musical projects (most of them political with a political and social emphasis), including the Beatnigs and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. He is the creator and lead vocalist of his current independent project, Michael Franti & Spearhead, a band that blends hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk, and rock. He is also an outspoken supporter for a wide spectrum of peace and social justice issues, and he is especially an advocate for peace in the Middle East. (en)
  • Michael Franti (* 21. April 1966 in Oakland, Kalifornien) ist ein amerikanischer Lyriker und Musiker.Franti ist der Begründer und die treibende Kraft hinter der Musikband Michael Franti & Spearhead, die Hip-Hop mit einer Reihe von Musikstilen wie Reggae, Funk, Folk und Rock kombiniert. Oft verwendet Franti eine Mischung aus Gedicht und kurzen Soundeinlagen. Die Lyrik behandelt meist politische Themen wie Armut, Justiz, Ernährung, Weltfrieden etc. (de)
  • Michael Franti, né le 21 avril 1966 à Oakland, en Californie, est un auteur, compositeur et chanteur américain. Ses textes sont particulièrement engagés politiquement. Il est le leader du groupe Michael Franti and Spearhead, un groupe alliant le rap au funk, au reggae, au jazz ainsi qu'au rock. (fr)
  • Attualmente scrive canzoni per gli Spearhead, gruppo di cui è anche il cantante, che unisce l'hip hop a diversi altri stili musicali, quali il reggae, il Folk, il funk ed il rock. (it)
  • Michael Franti (Oakland (Californië), 21 april 1966) is een Amerikaans componist, muzikant en schrijver. Hij is voorman van de band Michael Franti & Spearhead, die stijlen als rock, hiphop, reggae en funk combineert. Het werk van Franti wordt gekenmerkt door een positieve pacifistische en progressieve instelling. (nl)
  • Michael Franti (ur. 21 kwietnia 1967 w Oakland) - amerykański muzyk, piosenkarz i raper. Charakterystyczną cechą jego twórczości jest silne zaangażowanie społeczno-polityczne jego tekstów. Był z tego powodu porównywany z Gilem Scottem-Heronem i Marvinem Gaye. Lider grup The Beatnigs, The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy oraz Michael Franti and Spearhead. (pl)
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