Occupy with Aloha. Last night, APEC held a gala attended by Preside
Occupy with Aloha.
Last night, APEC held a gala attended by President Obama and his wife in addition to a number of other world leaders.
Hawaiian guitarist Makana, who had previously played at the White House in 2009, was slated to play at the gala. Rather than play his normal routine, Makanadecided to make a statement. He opened his suit jacket to reveal a shirt that read “Occupy Aloha.”
He then proceeded to play his new protest ballad title “We Are the Many,” wherein he blasted corporate lobbyists and called on Americans to occupy “the streets.” He played this protest song for 45 minutes in a room full of the world’s elite, which 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.” Audience members included Barack Obama, Stephen Harper and Hu Jintao of China. “My uncle taught me to feel out the audience and play what my heart tells me to,” said Makana. “That’s what I did tonight.”
via Think Progress