In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with Manas Itene again.

Manas is the drummer for Michael Franti and Spearhead.  I had him on my show back in March following the release of his single, “Be Yourself.”

Since that time, we have stayed in touch and have become friends.  When I told Manas that Sandy and I would be coming to see him and the band play at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, he wanted to see the RV and do another podcast with me.

We had a great time together and as always, the band rocked and lit up the crowd on Saturday night.

The main topic of our conversation this time around though was talking about the story behind his new single, “Show Your Love.”  The song is really an anthem for people to get out and be brave enough to share their talents with the world.

In addition to music, we talk about how we all long for deep human connection.  Manas has started doing some retreats and we talked about how those events have really fed his soul as much as those who came to the event.

I feel blessed to have Manas as a friend and look forward to getting together with him again, hanging out, and having him on the show many more times in the future.

Click here to check out the new song today.

For more information on Manas, his music, and his mission, check out his website at

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