Coffee Shop Musician Sings Surprise Duet With Famous Singer Without Knowing It

Published August 3, 2016 5,327,667 Plays $15,364.69 earned

Rumble / Priceless MomentsIt was quite the day in paradise for one street performer, playing his ukulele in Honolulu Coffee Kona in Hawaii when he met the man that inspired him to perform. Clint Alama was playing Matisyahu’s ‘One Day’, a single from 2009 when the Jewish reggae performer caught the tune and decided to stop by for a listen. Looking totally incognito, Matis joins in on Clint’s singing every once in a strum, making the dude’s day

The video was recorded by Matisyahu bassist Stu Brooks, shows the spontaneous duet that followed between local musician Clint Alama and his musical inspiration.

"Matisyahu was taking in the local sounds last Friday in Hawaii when he heard a familiar tune. It was a street performer on ukulele, jamming to 2009’s “One Day." “Do you know who wrote that song?" Matisyahu asks. “Matis," Alama answers. “I’m Matisyahu," the Jewish reggae artist replied. Pretty good timing, to say the least. Matisyahu was in town to headline the MayJah RayJah Music Festival and gifted a set of guest passes to Alama, no doubt making the ukulele player’s day." - Stu Brooks said.

“Oh, shoots, it’s you! What’s up, my brother? You look different, kid!" says the starstruck performer when he realizes he just sang a song with it’s original artist! What a day to be alive!

Occurred on July 31, 2016, Maui, Hawaii, USA. The video was recorded by Matisyahu bassist Stu Brooks, demonstrates the unconstrained two-part harmony that took after between nearby performer Clint Alama and his melodic motivation. Brooks captured the event on video, noting "it took a second for it all to sink in. Loved this moment. Matisyahu was in town for the MayJah RayJah music festival on Maui and at the Waikiki Shell.

After the reveal, the couple chilled for a bit and Matisyahu gave his new companion tickets for that night's show. He said he understands that unless individuals are no-nonsense fans they won't remember him nowadays, which he sort of preferences. Dreams do come true!

Matisyahu, is a Jewish American vocalist, beatboxer, and alternative rock musician. His real name is Matthew Paul Miller however, he goes by his stage name Matisyahu which means ‘Gift of God’.

“Get ready for an amazing year filled with music of rebirth. And for those concerned with my naked face, don’t worry… you haven’t seen the last of my facial hair.” Matisyahu says. We guess there will be more surprised busker performers.! Busking is unquestionably a standout amongst other ways we know to discover new fans, and to profit while advancing your music and offering collections. It's likewise awesome in the event that you need to advance your shows and top off time in the middle of shows. If you have a little bit of luck like this street performer, you will maybe meet your favorite singer too!

Buskers already have a difficult reputation to uphold, as they are often compared to beggars. However, most still stand by it as it is a passion! Incredible!


  • EricT, 3 years ago

    My favorite video of all time.

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  • jasonh, 3 years ago

    happened to a friend of mine in Texas years ago. he was playing guitar in a local music store and this guy comes in and asks to sing and play with him. he was really good and after he left my friend asked the owner who he was, turns out it was Gary Puckett from the 60's group Gary Pucket and the unioin gap!! he didn't recopnize him cause he was older

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    • junebug, 3 years ago

      I love gary puckett ...very recognizable voice

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  • Tamaram55, 2 years ago

    That was great! I thought the other guy was the original! He was great!! He couldn't even remember his name after that shock! ;D

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  • ccc, 2 years ago

    Hawaii is like that, it's magic..I camped out one night in the jungle and got rained on, tropical storm, in the morning got into Lahaina, and squish squash walked into the main hotel squish squash walked right by Michael Bloomfield playing the piano. didn't even know who he was, he just came into play the piano. the place with the wooden captain outside, beautiful old fashioned hotel. miss Hawaii. very healing place.

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