"When I got to Whale Rock festival the first person I met was a 9 year old girl who walked right up to me by herself and said, "Are you Michael Franti?" I said, "Yup, that's me, who are you"? "I'm Joselin and I play Ukulele and I know a lot of songs and I play some of yours". We sat under an old Oak tree and I asked her if she'd play me one and she said she knew 'Love Will Find A Way'. An excellent choice in these turbulent times.
She pulled out her Ukulele and we started to sing it together. Her Uke playing was beautiful and her voice was confident. I was moved to hear her sing the words "This is a song for all kinds of people...the synagogue and the mosque and the steeple" and "Nobody's born hating another person, a mad world puts that poison in us... but if we can learn to hate another person, then we can learn to love a brother or sister another mother or mister".
It gives meaning to me, when I hear my songs and the ideas in them becoming part of someone's life so much that they'd take the time, at such a young age, to learn one of them.
I asked her if she'd like to sing it with me on stage that night - her response was priceless, "Stage? I LOVE STAGE!!!" So we did it as a duet in front of 3000 people!"