Video: Michael Franti Performs With The PS22 Chorus


Michael Franti is known for his uplifting, joyful music that appeals to people of all ages. Just over an hour ago, Franti tweeted a video of his performance with the PS22 Chorus from Staten Island, N.Y.

In the almost eight-minute video, Franti and the kids perform his new single "I'm Alive (Life Sounds Like)," which also premiered via YouTube just over two months ago. After the performance, Franti spends time answering questions and telling stories with the kids.

Franti reports that he had seen the video of PS22 early last week before visiting the school later that week. "I was so moved, me and my girlfriend watched it like 5 times in a row. And we cried the first 3 times. Because I just saw the love that you guys all share for singing, and also for eachother."

Here at JamBase we are huge fans of every video PS22 has posted. The soulful elementary school choir has been performing modern songs for over 10 years. Their most recent performance was "Dance In The Graveyards" with Delta Rae. The PS22 Chorus has recieved various awards, and has opened up for artists such as Sinead O'Connor, Gym Class Heroes, and Stevie Nicks at Madison Square Garden.

View Michael Franti & Spearhead's complete list of tour dates below video

07/03/13 Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO
07/05/13 Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery - Woodinville, WA
07/06/13 The Britt Festival - Jacksonville, OR
07/11/13 Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach - Virginia Beach, VA
07/12/13 Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA
07/13/13 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center - Darien Center, NY
07/14/13 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON
07/15/13 Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park - Grand Rapids, MI
07/17/13 House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
07/18/13 Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
07/19/13 Iroquois Amphitheater - Louisville, KY
07/20/13 Starlight Theatre - Kansas City, MO
07/26/13 Lincoln Park Zoo - Chicago, IL
08/10/13 McMenamins Edgefield - Troutdale, OR
08/11/13 Les Schwab Amphitheater - Bend, OR
08/13/13 Mountain Winery - Saratoga, CA
08/14/13 Vina Robles Amphitheatre - Paso Robles, CA
08/15/13 Knitting Factory - Reno, NV
08/18/13 Red Butte Garden Amphitheater - Salt Lake City, UT
08/19/13 Belly Up Aspen - Aspen, CO
08/29/13 Minnesota State Fair - Minneapolis, MN
09/02/13 Broad Ripple Park - Indianapolis, IN
09/04/13 Pabst Theater - Milwaukee, WI
09/07/13 Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI
09/08/13 Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead - Munhall, PA
09/10/13 Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
09/11/13 House of Blues - Boston, MA
09/12/13 Flynn Center - Burlington, VT
09/13/13 State Theatre - Portland, ME
09/14/13 Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival - Fredericton, NB
09/16/13 Upstate Concert Hall (formerly Northern Lights) - Clifton Park, NY
09/17/13 Calvin Theater - Northampton, MA
09/19/13 Terminal 5 - New York, NY
09/21/13 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
09/22/13 The State Theatre of Ithaca - Ithaca, NY
09/24/13 Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
09/25/13 Orpheum Theatre - Madison, WI
09/26/13 The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
09/29/13 Burton Cummings Theater - Winnipeg, MB
10/01/13 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - Calgary, AB
10/02/13 Francis Winspear Centre - Edmonton, AB
10/04/13 Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
10/06/13 Revolution Center - Boise, ID
10/08/13 McDonald Theatre - Eugene, OR
10/10/13 Sacramento State University - Sacramento, CA
10/11/13 Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
10/12/13 The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

[Published on: 6/11/13]

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