"One good song with a message can bring a point more deeply to more people than a thousand rallies."
- Phil Ochs
Music is the voice of the human spirit. It can go beyond language, beyond age or race or gender or nationality, beyond religious or political differences... straight to the heart and mind of all people.
Music is a powerful tool for reaching people and building connections. The internet is another powerful tool for reaching people and building connections. By combining the two, we are able to spread songs that inspire peace around the world.
In 2003, we released the with songs by artists who had played at the faire. There are ten timeless tracks by very talented musicians. The idea was to showcase songs that inspire peace. The album, like the faire, transcends boundaries by combining different genres. The album features songs from Irina Mikhailova, Adam Ohana & Eve, Shakatura, Quasar, Penta, Ocelot, Biodegradable, Kode IV, Waterjuice, and Bassnectar. These songs are now available as free downloads in high quality MP3 format. The album was mastered and released by Ceiba Records.
Here are three new songs to inspire peace!
We want to thank the artists for their contribution, and encourage you to support them and all artists who use their creativity to inspire positive change.
"A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having." - Emma Goldman
The theme of the 12th annual How Weird Street Faire on May 9, 2010 was "Bollyweird: The Cosmic Dance". In honor of the theme, a special peace remix of the Bollywood song "Jai Ho" was created by local artists who had played at the faire. The "Jai Ho Shanti Remix" was played at the conclusion of the faire on all sound systems, in a spirit of cross-cultural appreciation.
The "Jai Ho Shanti Remix" was produced by Outersect, with vocals by Irina Mikhailova, and additional production by Neal Stewart. It was mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at Soundmasters, UK. In addition, musician Neal Stewart produced an alternative version called "Jai Ho Shanti Dance Remix".
You are welcome to download and listen to the songs, which were created under a Creative Commons license requiring Attribution and Non-commercial Use.
Power to the Peaceful Festival in SF
We are marching down Haight Street, through the park to Speedway Meadow. Come Join us.
On Saturday, September 10th 2005, visionary musician, filmmaker and human rights worker, Michael Franti along with his band, Spearhead and Guerrilla Management present the 7th Annual 911 Power to the Peaceful Festival (PTTP) at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
Now in its seventh year, PTTP is an annual series of free, outdoor music and arts festivals with a social justice message bringing together international musicians, local artists and renowned speakers in a large festival atmosphere