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Talented boy plays innovative “Despacito” cover on accordion and leaves the crowd breathless

January 20th, 2021

“Despacito” was a chart-topping hit song that came out in 2017 and helped Luis Fonsi break seven Guinness World records.

The track became a global hit, and it has been covered numerous times over the past three years. However, we bet you haven’t heard an accordion cover of the song, let alone an awesome accordion cover.

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YouTube Screenshot - Dr Rajiv Jha Source: YouTube Screenshot - Dr Rajiv Jha

The video was filmed in 2018, on the streets of Brussels.

“The boy plays Despacito better than anyone I’ve ever heard, and it is my honor to share this wonderful and amazing footage,” says Dr. Rajiv Jha. Mr. Jha is a neurosurgeon who was just passing by and heard the amazing boy, and felt the need to film it.

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YouTube Screenshot - Dr Rajiv Jha Source: YouTube Screenshot - Dr Rajiv Jha

The video was viewed more almost a million times on YouTube, and yet no one knows who this phenomenal boy is.

He is truly a hidden gem, a mysterious accordion genius… call him whatever you like, but the boy took “Despacito” to a whole new level.

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He can’t be more than 15 years old, but his playing style is mature, energetic and very passionate.

It’s clear that the young busker feels the music, and he’s pouring his heart out to anyone who cares to listen to him. We would seriously love it if someone interviewed the boy and found out more information about him.

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There’s no way to tell who the boy is or what his motives are for playing, but he definitely knows how to capture the crowd’s attention!

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YouTube Screenshot - Dr Rajiv Jha Source: YouTube Screenshot - Dr Rajiv Jha

Before long, everyone took out their phones and started recording the extraordinary performance.

Seriously, the boy plays so well that it’s sure to give you chills. He follows the rhythm of the original song perfectly but adds a little extra something of his own every time you least expect it.

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His stage presence is calm and unintrusive.

The boy actually seems very shy—it’s almost as if he uses the music to express himself. We love that he lets all of his music do the talking. Thanks to him, so many people came together on a cloudy day—and you can see a lot of people smiling. When he finished the song, everyone burst into loud applause!

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Always tip the street musician if his performance made you stop and listen!

It’s a rule that everyone knows even though it’s not written down anywhere. Even so, that’s not what happens at the end of the video.

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YouTube Screenshot - Dr Rajiv Jha Source: YouTube Screenshot - Dr Rajiv Jha

Even so, hopefully this boy can find a whole new audience by having this viral video posted online!

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Without a doubt, street buskers have to show a lot of musical integrity.

Children across the world busk to earn money, which is sometimes very concerning—after all, kids are very vulnerable to strangers and other dangers.

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Whatever the case is, we sure were thrilled to hear the boy play—after all, we never would have heard of him if he hadn’t gone out in the streets that day with his accordion.

Although there’s no way to track him down so far, we wish him the best of luck in his musical endeavors. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that someone will recognize that talent really soon and sign the boy!

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What a gr:eat performance! Be sure to click on the link below to watch the entire thing

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Source: YouTube/Dr Rajiv Jha

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