Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Makana Sings OUT

A L O H A !

 Our local slack-key celebrity Makana
used his performance at the APEC leaders' dinner
here in Waikiki on Saturday night
  as an opportunity
to get a pro-Occupy Wall Street movement
message to President Barack
  and the other world leaders.

Wearing an "Occupy with Aloha" t-shirt
under his black blazer
he sang his newest song, "We are the Many,"
 including lyrics such as:
"Ye come here gather 'round the stage;
The time has come for us to voice our rage."

"I didn't want to get shut down," 
said the 33-year-old.
So he kept it subtle.

Understandably afraid about singing the song,
he decided to do it anyway
because he believes APEC's leaders
are not representing common people.
 "They are not representing the people they purport to represent."
But he told reporters afterwards
that he wanted to send his message 
without being disrespectful or rude.

 Here's a picture I took of Makana a while back
when he was stopped next to me at a red light.
Always a gentleman, he gave me a star-quality smile. 
That post is HERE

Makana posted a video on You Tube
explaining his decision to perform the song.

You can also go to his FaceBook page
to let him know your opinion.

  Of course YOUr comments
are always valued
here!   Thanks! 
                                    Warmly, cloudia