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NYC Subway Music Collaboration: Ukelele Lady And Congas Man Cheer Up Straphangers (VIDEO)


First Posted: 01/04/12 04:28 PM ET Updated: 01/06/12 05:00 PM ET

In one of those random, pleasant, only-in-new-york moments guaranteed to make you smile, watch as a woman playing the ukelele, and a bongo conga player (apparently strangers) spontaneously collaborate on the train while an extemporaneous emcee cheers them on.

YouTube user mybs86 captions:

okay- what you are about to watch is a true new york experience. what originally started out as a typical nyc subway ride (sitting across from guy who smelled like urine) turned into an awesome performance by two people who have never met before. i captured the whole thing on video.

the singer continued with another great song after the entire subway car demanded an encore. her name is jessica latshaw- make sure to check out her music.

Animal New York is right: "it's rare for someone singing on the train not to be annoying, so enjoy." And plus, it's a lot better than watching dudes put rats in their mouths or flash their fellow passengers.

Also, according to Latshaw's Facebook account, she's playing at the Local 269 on East Houston on January 14th. So, if you like her tunes, go check it out!

Correction: This article previously stated the man was playing the bongos. He is actually playing a pair of conga drums, which are taller and make a deeper sound than bongos.

[VIA Animal NY]

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Filed by Christopher Mathias  |  Report Corrections