The Power to the Peaceful concert takes place in Golden Gate Park on Saturday, September 10th from 11 am to 5 pm (though yoga starts at 9:30 am). If you can’t make it KPFA will be providing coverage (including streaming. I also imagine they’ll archive it at least for a week).
performers and speakers this year include Michael Franti (shown above) and Spearhead, Saul Williams, Anti-Flag, Angela Davis, Outfoxed producer Robert Greenwald, and Mario Hardy (who worked at CCCO when I was on the board – I took photos of him
speaking last year including the one at the top of this post).
It is always an amazing event (another concert Franti organized soon after 9/11 really brought people together). It was free in the past, but this year they are asking for a $2 donation (no one will be turned away)
I created a set of photos from last year (though I haven’t added all of them yet). I’ll be there again and will post photos on flickr.
Franti will also be performing in NYC (9-22), Chicago (9-24), and San Francisco (9-30) to encourage people to get passports and travel outside the US. He will playing with “Gnawa musician Hassan Hakmoun, tabla player Karsh Kale, ghazal vocalist Vishal Vaid, Carol C. of Si*Se and Sufi rocking singer Haale.”
Less than 23% of american have passports. Lonely Planet has published Don’t Let the World Pass You By! 52 Reasons to Have a Passport and started gotpassport.com to encourage Congress to declare each September National Passport month.Powered by Sidelines