John Forté, Fugees-affiliate turned guitar-playing activist, is currently touring Russia with his band, performing, recording, and collaborating with Russian musicians, and filming a documentary. The tour will conclude with a performance on Easter Sunday, April 24. During the tour, John will be checking in periodically with Complex to offer his thoughts and images.
"The band and I had the privilege of visiting a number of orphanages (and a children's hospital) during our time touring around Russia. In this photo, we're posing with a few of the girls from an orphanage in Yekaterinburg. After playing a few songs for them, we asked the children to sing a few songs for us. I couldn't remove the smile from my face. While I didn't understand most of what they sang, my heart didn't have to. Beyond money, sometimes showing up is the best way to engage in 'charity.'"