Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Artist of the Day. Fr. Stan Fortuna, the rapping friar all the way from New York.

Fr. Stan was a professional jazz musician who studied with the legendary Lennie Tristano and toured/played in various venues before becoming a Roman Catholic priest. He is one of the eight founding members of the Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in New York.
He has been involved with community development and the implementation of various social programs in his neighbourhood of the South Bronx ever since. In 1987, Fr Stan established his non-profit company, Francesco Productions ( mixing music and message. He has independently released over eighteen (18) CD’s in various genres as well as DVDs and books. His latest book, “U Got 2 Love” discusses love in modern culture.
With his preaching apostolate, Fr Stan travels extensively doing talks and concerts around the world with proceeds from bookings and sales going towards his work with poor and impoverished families. Fr. Stan recently started F.I.L.O. – Francesco International Love Outreach – a new initiative that supports various needy missions abroad including the Masaka region in Uganda, Africa and in Lodz, Poland.

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