Makana: Hawaiian Troubadour Secretly Serenades Obama and APEC With Occupy Support Songs


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Makana, a well known musical activist was hired to play at a dinner for President Barack Obama and other APEC leaders who are meeting in Hawaii, and he surreptitiously serenaded them with occupy protest support songs. Makana had played the White House back in 2007, but instead of playing the regular background music, he opened his jacket to reveal a shirt that said, "Occupy With Aloha" and he played his song, "We Are the Many” for a continuous 45 minutes; which has lines such as “The lobbyists at Washington do gnaw…. And until they are purged, we won't withdraw,” and ends with the refrain: “We'll occupy the streets, we'll occupy the courts, we'll occupy the offices of you, till you do the bidding of the many, not the few." The Yes Men were there and filmed it all. They have a great post up about it here, and their video is below, along with Makana's video of "We Are The Many".

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