Self-proclaimed ukulele gangsters descended upon Toronto’s transit system en masse on April 17th. Theese minstrels performed an original song to cheer morning commuters.
Project Ukulele Gangsterism (PUG) is the brainchild of Adil Dhalla, who applied for and received an Awesome Foundation grant to make the performance possible. Dhalla was inspired by a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson to want to create happiness in his city, and impromptu ukulele concerts throughout public transit was the path he chose to achieve that end.
Rehearsals were held to teach volunteers the song “Have An Awesome Day” before deploying the musical emissaries of happiness on station platforms and in subway cars all over the transit system.
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