Ukulele flash mob – be warned!

Posted on May 5, 2013 | Comments Off on Ukulele flash mob – be warned!


Ukulele flash mob


Gangsterism, a Toronto-area ukulele flash mob organized by Adil Dhalla, cheered up commuters in Toronto’s subway with on April 17th, with an aggressively chipper song about how great everything is to cheer morning commuters .

Adil Dhalla, applied for and received an Awesome Foundation grant to make the performance possible. Dhalla was inspired by a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson to want to create happiness in his city, and impromptu ukulele concerts throughout public transit was the path he chose to achieve that end.

Rehearsals were held to teach volunteers the song “Have An Awesome Day” before deploying the musical emissaries of happiness on station platforms and in subway cars all over the transit system. They did not get punched for the relentless positivity because they were in Canada.


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