November 27, 2022

“Lean On Me” Sung Amidst Protests

After a day of protesting [June 3, 2020] in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., Maryland singer Kenny Sway picked up a microphone and began to sing “Lean On Me” by the late Bill Withers. “I asked them if we can light the city up tonight” – Kenny Sway.

Soon, thousands of phone flashlights swayed as the vast crowd sang along. Check out the below videos:

“It sounded like unity and togetherness,” says Sway. “It sounded like love and pureness of the people. It was one race. It was one moment.”

Kenny also sang a street rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror,” which was accompanied by a fun version of the “Electric Slide” dance:

“It took a lot for me to go out there,” Sway told the Washingtonian. He realized: “There’s no music. There’s no calmness to the people.” He took the risk and it paid off.

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