André 3000, elusive hip hop artist and former member of OutKast, was spotted in Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) walking around the terminal and blessing the passengers waiting for their flight by playing on a Mayan double flute.
An NPR journalist quickly recognized the multi-talented artist and approached him for a photo. She took to Twitter right away and alerted her followers of the photo op.
I saw a man walking around my terminal playing a flute for 40min and was losing my mind because I thought it was André 3000. And then it WAS André 3000!!! 😍😍😍😭😭 pic.twitter.com/tqQ4C8HBh1
— Antonia Cereijido (@antoniacere) June 14, 2019
First, WOW this man is talented and their encounter is absolutely adorable.
One user, @AimingRightAtU, commented on the now-viral tweet: “Andre 3000 playing the flute in a public airport terminal is pretty much the only reason I still have hope for the human race.”
“And actually one of the proofs that we still should! God I love his spirit,” responded user @HillyBlaze.
Second, what is a Mayan double flute? NPR journalist Antonia Cerijido reached out to the creator of the handmade flute and found out. Magical!
I just got off the phone with Guillermo Martinez the man who made Andres's beautiful flute. It's a Mayan double flute. He and his shop are doing incredible work by keeping the music if indigenous North American communities alive. Here is his website: https://t.co/Jgb9lbGsqh pic.twitter.com/33PESaDu9C
— Antonia Cereijido (@antoniacere) June 15, 2019
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