Zuccotti Park has had its fair share of musical guests since Occupy Wall Street began, from Kanye West simply walking through to Pete Seeger performing ‘We Shall Overcome.’ On October 23rd, Sean Lennon and Rufus Wainwright joined that group with an acoustic rendition of Madonna‘s “Material Girl.”
Dedicating the tune to Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, the two performed an impromptu cover of the classic pop hit. While not the most polished performance – both were reading the lyrics off of a print out – the cover did act as a morale booster for protesters. Some protesters, now known as the background singers “The Occupation,” joined in, making the performance all the more fun. Check out video of the very tongue-in-cheek performance below:
Sean Lennon and Rufus Wainwright – Material Girl (Madonna cover)
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