Hawaiian Local Duets With Matisyahu Before Realizing Who He Is [Watch]

first_imgIt’s always refreshing to see someone live out a dream that they didn’t know existed. In a Maui coffee shop, local resident Kekoa Alama started his day with an impromptu performance, where he unabashedly sang “One Day” by Matisyahu. Another man joined in, and unbeknownst to him, it was the reggae singer himself, who was in town for the MayJah RayJah Music Festival on Maui and at the Waikiki Shell.At the end of the song, the local told the star, “You have a beautiful voice, man,” not knowing who he had just shared the moment with.“You know who wrote that song?” Matisyahu responded, then pointed to himself. The two exchanged smiles and handshakes, then information so that the local performer and his girlfriend could attend that night’s concert as Matisyahu’s guest. It’s moments like these that will last forever. We spoke to Matisyahu about the experience, and he was quite reflective. “20 years ago, I was this same kid rapping outside Nectar’s for spare change and sleeping in the park in Burlington, waiting for Phish tour to start. Life can be an awesome journey. Blessed love.” Watch this moving video below.[captured by Stu Brooks]last_img read more