Makana’s music was featured in the Oscar-winning movie, “The Descendants,” as well as on the soundtrack album. On tonight’s show, he explains what the slack key guitar method is, its history and plays sparkling examples of this dying art form.
While honoring the cultural and musical traditions of Hawaii, Makana embraces other musical styles, including rock and blues. He wrote an anthem for the occupy movement called “We Are the Many.” When he performed at the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) World Leaders Dinner, Makana sang “We Are the Many” as a protest that was covered by many top news outlets, including CNN, BBC News, The Washington Post and The Huffington Post.
In greater Los Angeles, hear “Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight” featuring the special guest Makana on your radio at 1580 AM at midnight tonight, in Annapolis/Baltimore, tune into 810 AM tomorrow, Nov. 24 at 6 PM, and hear the show online on Sunday, Nov. 25 at the show’s website, CFoxRocks.com and at this blog, CarolynFoxRocks.com.