It’s Super Tuesday south of the border, and American politics are finally becoming interesting again rather than just depressing. The web is crowded with candidate support videos, and one of the oddest and most widely disseminated is “Yes We Can,” assembled by Black Eyed Pea will.i.am.
Distractingly overlaying an Obama speech onto a rootsy acoustic track, the video features appearances by fellow musicians Common and John Legend, but also Scarlett Johansson (who’s releasing an album) and Grey’s Anatomy‘s Kate Walsh. Aside from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s alarmingly gaunt look, the most surprising cameo is by former Torontonian Esthero (née Jenny-Bea Englishman), who turns in her trademark breezy voice and a somnambulistic power salute. Dukes up, baby, dukes up!