There’s nothing like a Bob Marley song to brighten up your day, but would you be game enough to sing it with total strangers on public transport? Well, commuters around the world did just that on a Monday morning commute when they took part in the world’s biggest sing-along – and the vision is set to become a viral hit.
Marley’s hit song ‘Three Little Birds’ took centre stage on buses, trains, and boats in 18 countries and 25 cities around the world. Hundreds of unsuspecting passengers were handed lyrics and encouraged to take part in the sing-along. So what happened next? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.
The Liberators International were the masterminds behind the sing-along, adding another feel-good chapter to their growing reputation. The group made headlines last year when their ‘Train Passengers Sing Over the Rainbow’ video went viral, and has since attracted over 11 Million views online. They followed that video with the World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment, which involved more than 100,000 participants from 161 cities. With news of terrorism and war dominating headlines around the world, The Liberators International want to remind humanity that we are stronger together than we are apart. And they certainly spread plenty of goodwill with the Marley sing-along. Singing has been proven to break down barriers between people, as well as improve mental health and general wellbeing.
Three Little Birds became one of Marley’s most popular songs after being released as a single in 1980. Marley died of cancer one year later at the age of 36, but his legacy and message continues to live on through his music. The Liberators International chose Marley’s iconic song because of its message of hope and unity. Marley told us that “every little thing is gonna be alright” almost 40 years ago, and this global project reminds us that this message still holds true today.
Every country that took part in the sing-along followed up the Marley tune with a song of cultural significance.
World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment (involving 100,000 people from 156 cities around the world).
Train Passengers Sing Over The Rainbow:
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