Michael Franti Playing San Quentin Prison Concert

Outspoken Anti- recording artist and award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Franti will perform an extremely rare San Quentin Prison concert on Saturday, May 19th at 11 a.m. With a theme of tolerance and co-existence, the first gig inside the prison in five years – since Metallica’s 2002 appearance – will be held before roughly 2,000 inmates.

And Franti doesn’t just want to just deliver his message of “Power to The Peaceful on the Inside” to concert attendees in the yard. He is currently in talks to allow the event – organized by Guerrilla Management and the non-profit organization Bread & Roses – to be broadcast to San Quentin’s death row inmates via closed circuit television.

Preceding the performance, Franti will be interviewed live on Al Jazeera TV’s “Riz Khan” show next Thursday, May 10th, at 12 Noon PST. Al Jazeera English is the world’s first English language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. It has more than 86 million global viewers and can be viewed for free via www.relavista.tv.

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