Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Winnipeg's Drummer Boy



Have you seen this great video yet? It's in the process of going viral on YouTube. Not only is it a wonderfully fresh, modern take on that old Christmas carol Little Drummer Boy, it was created by a 16 year old Winnipeg high school student named Sean Quigley. He skipped school one day last month to make this video.

Sean arranged the music, played every instrument, drummed and sang, as well as directed, shot and edited the video. His youthful enthusiasm and talent just leap off the screen! And who else but a crazy Winnipeg teenager would be out in the snow wearing shorts and no parka!

I also love that the City itself is featured in the video -- Charleswood, Assiniboine Park, the Forks, the Riel Esplanade leading to St. Boniface, and of course that last shot of Sean drumming against the downtown skyline. And in true Canadian multicultural tradition, Merry Christmas greetings appear on signs throughout the video in several different languages.

23 comments:

Plowing Through Life said...

Amazing! A very talented Canuck. I love that he added the multicultural aspect to it. And I laughed out loud that he's wearing shorts! Makes me think of the teenagers I know around here that go around all winter with a hoodie. You gotta love that young (Canadian) blood!

Suzie said...

Wow! That kid has a future. .creative & talented, and resistance to the cold. .you can't forget that!

Cool arrangement, and cool video!!

Him wearing shorts reminds me of kids around here. .6 feet of snow, and they are still wearing their flip-flops! But I shouldn't say anything. .I seem to remember a high-schooler who refused to wear boots to school, because is was SO uncool. . and wore what we called "skimmers". .VERY flat, VERY thin soled shoes. .this was before girls were allowed to wear any sort of pants to school. Only panty hose, knee socks, sweat or bobby socks covered our legs. So this kid's legs will be just fine! lol

Jane said...

I watched this one yesterday and thought it was amazing... and I no longer detest that song! Loved the snow and shorts.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

okay...this is the coolest thing i have seen in a long time. i hope we see more of this guy! i love how he has the snow on the drums while he is playing them. i will be watching this over and over again!

DEZMOND said...

very nice!

laurie said...

what a talented beautiful young man.I enjoyed that so much, makes me smile all over, proud of this boy!

CorvusCorax12 said...

thought is was great...very talented

Jeanne said...

A most awesomely talented young man! His enthusiasm and energy just leaps off the screen. This was a wonderful way to start the day! Thank you so much for sharing. :0)

Linda in New Mexico said...

Wow, thanks for sharing this. This is a very motivated, talented cutie pie. Good for him and his inventiveness....great video.

Robin Larkspur said...

Thanks, Debra for sharing this video! What a refreshing young man with much talent! I liked his drummer boy version; well-edited and nicely performed. I shivered throughout, though!! LOL! The snow on the drums and cymbals was a good touch, too!

Francie said...

Just one more great thing to come out of Winnipeg!

(Trying to make up for complaining Winnipeg represented the East during Grey cup. ha ha)

Copyboy said...

I didn't but i can see why it's going viral.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love that he is wearing our gloves too!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

so much joy...I love it..and thanks for sharing with us..

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Talented kid! Guess you Canadians aren't affected by a little snow, which would explain the shorts!

Denise said...

Wonderful video.I loved it.

Sandi said...

Gave me shivers--and I don't think it was the snow!
VictorianGypsy

jadedj said...

Oh wow. Thanks for sharing this. I emailed it to my 14 year old daughter. Great job, and very talented young man. I was particularly interested since in my youth, I was a R&B drummer.

My Grama's Soul said...

What a fun post....Debra.....have not been to Winnipeg...but it certainly does look like Christmas.

xo

Jo

dbs said...

Love kids with talent and chutzpah. I appreciated the Canadian Winter Olympic mitts too.

Miss Robyn said...

brilliant! I am sharing this on facebook - with your description, hope that is ok x

laughingwolf said...

cool... gonna send link to randy bachman... a winnipeg boy now on west coast... thx deb :)


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Jim said...

Wow! The talent coming out of Winnipeg appears to be never ending! Something in the water maybe?Debra?
This is a kid to watch!