Now you can catch the radio show online. This week’s episode of the syndicated show, “Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight,” featuring singer, songwriter and master of the Hawaiian slack key guitar, Makana, is posted here. Just click on the last sentence of this blog post!
You heard Makana’s music in the Oscar-winning movie starring George Clooney, “The Descendants,” as well as on the soundtrack album. In his interview with Carolyn, Makana explains the traditional Hawaiian style of slack key guitar, shares its history and plays sparkling examples of this dying art form.
Although Makana is steeped in the music of Hawaii, he also embraces other musical styles, including rock and blues. Realizing that there was no anthem for the occupy movement, Makana wrote “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. The story was picked up by many top news outlets, including CNN, BBC News, The Washington Post and The Huffington Post.
In addition to wonderful in-studio performances by Makana, this week’s edition of “Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight” features the music of Macy Gray, Darryl Holter, Paul Mark and the Van Dorens, Spottiswoode and His Enemies, Eileen Carey, John Lee Hooker Jr., Peter Himmelman, The Shadow, and Tom Hunter.