OCCUPELLA WOMEN'S CHORUS CHANGES LYRICS TO SEND MESSAGE

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March 5, 2012 (San Diego) -- There’s a new all volunteer female chorus in town with more gigs than they can handle. The “Occupella Chorus” sings familiar tunes, but rewords the lyrics to convey the message of social and economic injustice. A sample is “Occupy Your Mind” sung to tune of “Do Re Mi:” “Occupy your mind today. Learn what’s really going on. Me - an individual, Against a corporation.”

 

The women are of varying ages and from throughout our region, including East County.  Members include daughters, wives, mothers and grandmas who are all members of Women Occupy San Diego. They’ve entertained audiences outside the Civic Center, San Diego Rep and AMSD concerts. The group will be singing in support of women’s rights downtown on March 8 and against nuclear power outside the San Onofre Power Plant on March 11.

 
“If you’re planning a protest rally -- you better book these ladies while they’re free and available, Anita Simons with Occupella says.
 
For more information, contact Anita Simons (asimonsays@gmail.com)

 


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