It 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 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, shoot, 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!