Busker Singing Matisyahu Doesn't Realize He's Playing For Matisyahu

What are the odds?

Matisyahu was taking in the local sounds last Friday in Hawaii when he heard a familiar tune. It was a street performer on ukulele, jamming to 2009’s “One Day.”

The video above, recorded by Matisyahu bassist Stu Brooks, shows the spontaneous duet that followed between local musician Clint Alama and his musical inspiration.

“Do you know who wrote that song?” Matisyahu asks.

“Matis,” Alama answers.

“I’m Matisyahu,” the Jewish reggae artist replied.

Pretty good timing, to say the least. Matisyahu was in town to headline the MayJah RayJah Music Festival and gifted a set of guest passes to Alama, no doubt making the ukulele player’s day.

And we’ll forgive him for not catching on right away, considering that Matisyahu once looked like this:

Matisyahu, 2005.
Matisyahu, 2005.
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But now he looks like this:

Matisyahu, 2016.
Matisyahu, 2016.
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