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Michael Franti & Spearhead Soulshine Tour the first music and yoga lifestyle tour

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Franti-Yoga-NJ-01Michael Franti and Spearhead toured 35 cities with 4 bands, 2 DJs and 1 ridiculously awesome yoga jam in the summer of 2014 utilizing VUE al-4’s compact line arrays mounted on top of as-215 subwoofers for the mass yoga and VUE a-12 Stage Monitors for the acoustic music jam. “Franti loves the way yoga and music combine, and enjoys the challenge of doing something new every day.”

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Franti-NC-Ship-01These energetic and soulful flow class was for yogis of all experience levels, ages, shapes and sizes was done everywhere from the front lawn of the tours concert venues to the deck of a battle ship.

Excerpt from an article on Creative Loafing about the Soulshine Tour and the integration of music and yoga.:

Soulshine can be as much an introduction to yoga as it is an introduction to Franti’s music.

Faranti-sailt-lake“The experience flows in an arc,” Corn says. “It begins slow, meaningful and intentional with gentle movements weaved through inspirational language and Michael playing along, then it builds … The asana [position] becomes more dynamic and then before you know it, Michael will rock out and everyone will start dancing. Then I’ll bring them back to more dynamic asana and, who knows, maybe more dancing!”

Franti-8575-BostonAs a Charlotte-area yoga instructor and musician, Allison Modafferi Brewster sees the combination as a celebration of life.

“Though both mediums have been highly commercialized, Michael Franti is a popular and outspoken advocate for a better planet,” she says. “And yoga is all about transformation that begins at a personal level, then extends back out to our communities and the world. He’s combining his passions to give voice to powerful subjects and to that, I say, rock on!”

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The VUE system was provided by Sound Image.