Johanna and I are in Utah this week. We got here Thursday for a Michael Franti and Spearhead concert in Park City. Franti is on his first US tour since releasing a new album and documentary about his 2004 trip to Baghdad, Gaza and the West Bank to attempt to capture the “human cost of war.”
I spent about a half-hour interviewing Franti before his show on Thursday. He told me all about the trip, the music, his politics, and his new project – a film about resolution and forgiveness that will take him to Hiroshima, Ireland, Uganda and other former hotspots around the world.
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Check out Adventure Logue here beginning on Monday, when I’ll be posting a series of clips from the interview. Also listen for my story about Michael on Public Radio International’s The World in the coming weeks.