Haitian Musicians Uplift Stranded Passengers On A Plane

Many passengers pulled out their phones to film the band performing, as the musicians sang one catchy number after another.

Flight delays have become a common occurrence when traveling, and while some people indulge in violence and fight against authorities in such a situation, a group of Haiti musicians knew just what to do to keep people entertained.

A flight from Chicago’s O’Hare airport got delayed for six hours and its passengers, who had already boarded the airplane, were left stranded.

In many similar situations, people have lost their cool. But thanks to a Haitian group of musicians on board, passengers on this plane remained well entertained over the hours.

Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational group of musicians that came together following the horrific 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Apparently, the band members’ mission is “to honor the healing spirit of their collective culture and communicate a message of pride, strength and hope to their countrymen and the world."

The performance, which took passengers through a number of catchy songs, ended with the audience giving the band members a round of applause and a standing ovation.

“Dear Friends! Were so happy that this little video has touched the heart of so many people," the group commented on its Facebook post. “We just want to say that we felt only love from all the passengers and staff on the plane. It was a difficult moment for all of us and we were proud to have our Haitian culture lift the spirits of everyone. Stay positive friends — Ayibobo 'Blessings' to you all and to everyone out there!” they wrote.

Check out the video above.

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