A Soundtrack for Change
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Positive as Michael Franti, epic as the Dave Matthews Band, and infectious as Nahko & Medicine for the People, Zo Tobi delivers a soulful soundtrack for change, to awaken the hero’s heart of humanity.
His songs effortlessly combine the energy of modern rock, the passion of gospel, and the catchiness of pop. In-studio and onstage, Zo’s rhythmic grooves, musical prowess, lyrical depth, and emotional power call on us to find our place, play our part, and do what we came here to do.
Born to a socially-conscious, middle-class, multicultural Israeli-American family, Zo grew up with the message to “live the life you came to live, and make the contribution you’re here to make.” At age 16, his 80-year old mentor woke him up out of a sense of resignation and powerlessness, saying: “When you’re my age, your grandkids will ask what you did with your life.”
By college, he dove head-first into the movement for climate justice. A few years out, after working 80 hours a week as a grassroots organizer, he found himself “burnt out” and lost. After a time of soul-searching and spiritual awakening, he embarked on a rigorous course of training as a leadership coach, and began supporting social change leaders to thrive and amplify their impact. Now, Zo writes, records, and performs, while working as a coach and entrepreneur to spread wisdom teachings to those who are dedicating their lives to their communities.
News & Updates
For those days when the way seems blockaded: Here’s a brand-new song I wrote called “Small Sweet Steps”.It came to me one day after waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Give a listen, share around, and join the new Facebook Group to let me know how it hits you! <3 Zo
I’ll be sharing a song as one of the curated artists, at the legendary You’re Going To Die show in San Francisco next Wednesday! YG2D exists “to bring people creatively into the conversation of death and dying, while helping to inspire & empower out of an unabashed embrace of our loss & mortality.” It’s one(…)
On Sunday, August 24th — two days after performing at the Boston Opera House for the People’s Climate Tour — I’ll have the honor of contributing music for the Unitarian Universalist worship service at the historic and socially progressive Arlington Street Church. At a time when religion is the backdrop for so much separation, hatred,(…)
I’ve just been asked to join as a featured musician for the People’s Climate Tour! This is a huge honor for me. In just a few weeks, the Tour will educate, inspire, and empower people in the lead-up to the People’s Climate March — an event shaping up to be the largest climate-focused demonstration ever.(…)