UPDATED 11/22/11 3 p.m.

Editor’s Note: Makana came to Civil Beat’s newsroom on Tuesday afternoon. You can watch a video of his interview and performance of “We Are The Many.”

Hawaiian guitarist Makana became an overnight symbol of the Occupy Wall Street — and Occupy Honolulu — protest movements when he performed a protest song as the background music for a dinner of world leaders hosted by President Barack Obama during APEC.

Word and video of the Nov. 12 dinner performance went viral on the Internet, and Makana has been a sought-after celebrity interview ever since.

The 33-year-old singer visited Civil Beat’s newsroom on Tuesday afternoon to give more insight on his Occupy message. And he brought his guitar to play a little music, too.

We talked to him about his life in the 10 days since the song, “We Are The Many,” soared through cyberspace. And we chatted about some of his other music and where he goes from here.

What are your thought on Makana, about his music or feelings on Occupy? You can post them using Facebook comments below.

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