In today’s modern online culture, there is nothing more loved by the masses than a good old fashioned flash mob. The flash mob we are going to be discussing today is that of quite a unique nature.
Imagine this, you are in the grand republic square in Prague, the capitol of the Czech Republic on a gloriously sunny day, the streets are busy with passers-by when you see four musician’s multiple before your eyes into a full orchestral band. Watch their brilliant performance in the video below.
Azerbaijan Student Network Play Mozart’s “Rondo alla Turca.”
Well, this is exactly what happened in 2014. In this popular video by the Azerbaijan Student Network, a boy approaches three street musicians playing a Tar, a traditional instrument from Azerbaijan and starts to play the Mozart favourite “Rondo alla Turca.”
About Azerbaijan Student Network
“ASN is a platform, which aims at bringing together Azerbaijani youth, students, doctoral candidates and young professionals, living in Europe and sharing a common interest for Azerbaijan. The founding principle of our association is established in its name, which is “network”, a body without hierarchy, grounded mainly on the capacity of its members.”
The performance very quickly starts picking up pace as the four players are joined gradually by others from the very swiftly growing crowd. First a violinist, then two bass players and a clarinet player turn up, before being joined by a plethora of other musicians.
The musicians start to join in with the ongoing symphony which has now amassed an impressive crowd of onlookers and admirers. All of a sudden Jiri Korynta, a conductor, enters the fray just in time to guide the drum section into play.
The group plays like a well-oiled machine in the sunny streets of the Czech capital, entertaining onlookers in a way they surely didn’t expect whilst out on their afternoon stroll. The video has drawn in millions of views online and it’s not hard to see why.