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Far I and Ayanna Perform at Oakland California’s Min Maker Faire – October 2012

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Photo Taken by Orlando Johnson of Oakland Greens http://oaklandgreens.org/

It was a beautiful October day at Oakland, Ca Mini Maker Faire http://ebmakerfaire.wordpress.com/

Parents and Children of all ages attended this incredible, creative faire.  Far I played guitar and Ayanna sang background vocals.  The audience participation was spectacular as the crowd joined in to sing “I Love My Precious Self”.  The audience was asked to send the great energy attained through live music and crowd participation around the world.  With this thought the voices of the crowd increased and the harmony sweetened.  Great collective, harmonious energy was given, prayers were lifted and sent to all living beings.  The following songs were performed:

1. Guru
2. Watah
3. Love is My Saviour
4. Chune
5. Save the World
6. Precious

We are currently working on our CD which will be completed in the next few months.  Please visit our website www.farishields.com and like us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/farishieldsmusic?ref=hl
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Enjoy all that you can and live the change you want to see in the world.

Prayer Poem & Song for the People of Japan

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People of Japan – This Prayer Poem & Song was called forth by Jonathan Gomwalk. We all stand in gratitude for his powerful spirit!

The Lyrics and Melodies are created as a prayer of hope for the people and families of Japan while in response to the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor challenges in Spring 2011.

Life is Given and Taken Away


We call forth all that is good in humanity, planet earth and the universe.  Surrounding and infusing the people of Japan with hope, inspiration, courage, love, perseverance and endurance – Peace within – Humanity we need each other right now!

Prayer Poem & Song “People of Japan”

People of Japan we are one
Together like the rising sun
We are one earth
We are one love
We are One Family

Sending our love
We send our light
Sending our prayers
To get you through the night

May you be warm
May you have peace
May you have our strength

Mother Earth is Calling, Father Sky Too – Humanity use wisdom in the things you do
It’s time to Love one another, Live with our heart and soul, All nations united for one common goal

People of Japan we are one
We are together like the rising sun
We are one earth
We are one love
We are One Family

Loved Ones we miss you so
So quickly you had to go
You have our best as you move on
On your Journey

Keep our smiles
Keep our joy
Your bright presence helps us to endure
You’re our hope, you have our love
forever more

Mother Earth is Calling, Father Sky Too – Humanity use wisdom in the things you do
It’s time to Love one another, Live with our heart and soul, All nations united for one common goal

People of Japan we are one
We are together like the rising sun
We are one earth
We are one love
We are One Family

Written by farishields

March 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm

World Peace – Original Song by Far I – Lyrics and Description

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World Peace Lyrics & Description

Jonathan Gomwalk from Nigeria Film Production
Alvin from Belize on Bass
Far I  from the US on Guitar and Vocals

Welcome, It’s the awakening of spirit

Can you hear it, tell me can you feel it
Awakening of Spirit – My People you are it
Repeat

Only way we gonna make it through these days
We must meditate and pray
Repeat

Over in Trinidad been developing
And in the states we are networking
In Africa we are uniting
See the Golden Age is dawning, The Golden Age is Dawning, The Golden Age is Dawning

Harmony, Use your talent,
Create World Peace
We must live in Balance, live in balance, we must live in Balance

World Peace, World Peace, World Peace its not that far away
Peace of mind will come when you meditate and pray
Repeat
Muslims, Hindu, Christian, Buddhist, every day they pray

Meditate on world peace and make a brighter day
Repeat
World Peace, World Peace, World Peace its not that far away
Peace of mind will come when you meditate and pray

Only way we gonna make it through these days
We must meditate and pray
Repeat

Feel the Muslims in Mecca Praying

And the People of Japan them Chanting

High Priest in Africa they drumming

Yogis in India meditating

See the Golden Age is dawning, The Golden Age is Dawning, The Golden Age is Dawning

Harmony, Use your talent,
Create World Peac
We must live in Balance, live in balance, we must live in Balance

Jonathan on video says Irie yes I Rastafari!  Beautiful Brotha.

This is a spur of the moment video opportunity that just happened.  No rehersal.  Alvin on the bass is fantastic and picked up the song quickly and we recorded it.  These were the last days that I lived in the house on 11th Ave. where I raised my children.  We were a victim of a combination of predatory lending and loss of income due to the collapse of the US Real Estate industry which I had put all my eggs in that one basket.  It was crazy good when it was happening and crazy bad when it was not.  Anyway it set the stage for this video because I had the PA system set up in the living room and was jamming my way through some tough times.  Wify had already moved out and I had the children half a week.  Lots a jamming.  Plenty of heartfelt jamming.

One cool thing is that we had the African Diaspora on this one of two recordings done on that day.  Jonathan Gomwalk’s father was the Nigerian Ambassador to Ethiopia.  He actually received a gift from His Imperial Majesty Haile Sellassie,  a ping pong set that he went on to represent his country in championship tournaments.  Wow, I am so honored to be in his presence it is like a reminder from the divine that we are truly serving divine energy on the planet.  Alvin I have know for years and is from Belize in Central America.  Funny thing is that about 20 years ago we played together and I was playing bass and he was playing guitar.  Now it’s the opposite.  He has a great family man feel when he plays the bass just steady.

We also recorded Zoom together the same day.  So check.  Make sure you find what you came here to planet earth to do, give it your all and enjoy the process.

One Love!
3/5/2011

Written by farishields

March 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm

New Day – Original Song by Far I – Lyrics and Description

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New Day – Lyrics and Description

I open my eyes – I’m surrounded by Love
I open my soul and I become Love
And life says son – What do you want
I say I want Joy, Peace, Love and Happiness for Everyone
Because it’s about Love, Sweet Love
It’s about Faith
It’s about a beautiful sunrise
And a warm embrace

New Day is dawning
Sun is on the rise
Jump in the rhythm
Enjoy your life

Get a call from a loved one
Who says you’re the one
You make life worth living
You make this life so fun

There is a message we want you to know
It’s very important so please listen close
Well we love you so
This you’ve got to know
Yeah we love you so
This you’ve got to know

It’s a New Day
Repeat

In 2007 this incredible woman named Sarah Bond was introduced to me by David Cook of Movizine.  The beautiful woman and connected instantly and David had been wanting us to perform together. We met at a Movizine meeting in San Francisco.  After the meeting Sarah, David and Myself played music together.  We played on song for 3 hours.  We went into a deep trance.  When we came out of the meditation Sarah whispered Namaste.  I was blown away because I did not think this young woman would know anything about ancient Sanskrit words and their mystical meanings.  When she whispered Namaste I had a vision of 3 traveling to the city.  The lady was riding a prayer elephant.  I eventually painted the scene that was so vividly shown to me in the vision that painting I entitled Namaste.

This was the beginning of our great friendship.  We went on to perform several shows together and even record one song Watah.   One day Sarah insisted that I drive up to Napa to watch this movie called the secret.  I felt her determination and I made the 1 hour voyage up north to watch the movie with her and a small group of friends.  The movie changed my life.  It freed me from the bondage of being something other than myself.  The sly and the Family stone sung “ Thank You for letting me be myself again.”  this is how I felt after watching the movie and then studying the concepts presented  in the movie over and over again until I could wrap my mind around the concept of the law of attraction.

The moment that I grasped the reality that we control our own destiny by what we think, say and do I began seriously pondering how I was going to channel my inner thoughts and what is it that I really want to happen.  The next thought came to me well narrow it down what would you like your dream day to look like.  Then I took it further how would your dream day start.  What would be on your mind when you first woke up.  From this thought came the song New Day.

May all of your every days be filled with love and excitement – remember It’s a New Day!
A special thanks to David Cook and Sarah Bond – thank you for enriching my life

Blackbird – with New Lyrics and Insites by Far I

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Black Bird

April 4, 1968, at the age of 39 Martin Luther King was assassinated.

Shock waves riveted throughout the Black Community in the United States.  Many African Americans had decided to take Kings non-violent path to social.  When he was murdered it was as if they community said not our anointed one.

Kill the won who has weapons aimed at you and we will understand yet this is the one who has honored you as human – the one who told us not to fight physically, fight spiritual and he is murdered.  The population was out of control and many riots followed.

Paul McCartney was in Scotland at the time and used musical phrasings from Bach to compose his response to the African American unrest in the US.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Black bird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
all your life
you were only waiting for this moment to be free

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise,

I feel him saying that although I know that you are in pain, keep looking, keep reaching, keep striving this is your moment.  The world is with you. We see you.  Now is your time although painful this is the moment you were waiting for to ARISE!

I personally was introduced to this song through the movie I AM SAM.  The movie was heartfelt.  Sean Penn played an outcast – a disabled man.  Society did not understand him nor think he was capable to care for his daughter.  His mother was a prostitute and did not want to care for the child.  The story touch my heart because I as an African American Man often feel misunderstood and labeled incapable of handling life.

Many times it is true.  Things such as marriage, raising children, finances, etc… are often upside down and unmanageable.  Yet like Sam in the movie I am still someone.  I am human and at least deserve the right to give it my best shot, even if I end up a little short of the mark.  When the song Blackbird accompanied the movie I said to myself I must learn to play that song.  It was inspirational.  A person born into an adverse situation yet with broken wings – learn to fly, with sunken eyes learn to see.

I added my own lyrics to the beginning.  In the fall of 2008 my family suffered a devastating loss.  Anna Monique Johnson died suddenly at the age of 45 at work.
She was in many was the corner stone of my immediate family.  When she passed it was so sudden and she was so young it was surreal.  There were two song I sung to get me through this tough time and one was Blackbird.  Here are the lyrics I added to the song I see her wonderful face and feel her comforting presence when I sing this song.

Walk into your night like a shining sun
Oh Blackbird you are the one
Push it to the limit reach for the sky
Blackbird – Fly

My the eternal comforting presence be with us all through our journey of life and after!

Written by farishields

March 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm