VIDEO: Baylor Men’s Choir Performs on Emirates Flight

75 members of the Baylor Men’s Choir performed “The Coconut Song” for an Emirates flight crew at 30,000 feet.

As a thank you for their experience, 75 members of the Baylor Men’s Choir performed “The Coconut Song” for an Emirates flight crew on a return itinerary from Africa.

It’s not everyday that you get to experience quality live entertainment while traveling. Maybe you’ve passed a drummer in a subway terminal or your Uber driver moonlights as a rapper. But a group live performance on your plane? Now that’s taking things to another level.

Watch the video

Emirates posted the video on YouTube and Facebook, where it received millions of views in just the first 24 hours.

In it, the airline told how the choir members flew Emirates from Kenya to the US, and as a ‘thank you’ performed the song to the crew.

The video shows choir members singing and dancing in the rows, and even standing up on top of seats for solos while performing Cayabyab’s “Da Coconut Nut.”

“We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did,” the airline said in the video. “We think this is the best song ever on coconuts,” they continued on YouTube, highlighting the “delightful onboard performance.”

The Baylor University Men’s Choir responded in the comments soon after the video was posted saying, “Thank you so much for great flights to and from Kenya!”

The trip that started it all

According to the choir’s trip blog, the group had been performing in Kenya for a little over two weeks. Here’s some of what one member said in summary about the trip.

“Over the past two weeks, I have seen the value of putting yourself in an uncomfortable position. Through the many conversations I have had, the stories I have heard, and my own experience, I have learned the importance of leaving your comfort zone for the sake of personal growth, impacting others, and serving the Kingdom of God.”

You can read through the entire chronicle of the choir’s moving journey and see beautiful pictures of their experience in Kenya like this one HERE.

Their entire experience, including the performance on this Emirates flight, is likely one that won’t be forgotten.

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Featured image by Aero Icarus via Wikicommons


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