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article imageOp-Ed: Occupy music — Soundtrack to a movement

By Anne Sewell     Feb 20, 2012 in Entertainment
The worldwide Occupy movement has given birth to a whole range of new songs from ballads to rap, which is known as Occupy Music.
Occupy Music became well-known when Hawaiian singer, Makana sang a little ditty to the Obama family and a whole load of other world leaders at the Apec conference dinner in November last year.
Wearing a homemade "Occupy with Aloha" t-shirt under his jacket, he sang varied versions of his song "We are the Many" for 45 minutes. No one in the audience caught on to what he was singing, except for one guy who stared at him a little worriedly, and he did not get into any trouble for his daring action.
The video tells more about the event and you can hear Makana's song:
Many other songs are available for listening at the Occupy Music website. Some of the songs in their videos are recorded live at protests, others are professionally recorded in studio. Everything is covered from the normal protest ballad, to songs about farmers protesting against Monsanto, to rap music.
Anyone making protest videos now has a great range of music to choose from, copyright free (take that SOPA/PIPA/ACTA et al!).
Their latest production has just been released in a fun and very clever video. The band: New Party Systems - the song "We Are". They got Occupy members worldwide to participate - enjoy the music!
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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