In a delightful display of creativity and humor, a group of four Brazilian construction workers, known as Quarteto da Arriação, have brought a smile to the faces of internet users globally. Taking a break from their regular duties, they found time to recreate popular songs with their unique interpretations.
The joy Brazilians find in all circumstances is perfectly embodied by this quartet, which has been delighting internet audiences with their amusing performance of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses. On March 29, they posted a video of their acapella rendition of this renowned rock song on a video-sharing platform, amassing over 25 million views.
In their performances, actual musical instruments are eschewed in favor of using construction tools such as buckets, shovels, and other creative objects to create music. Their internet hit video features one member beatboxing to the tune, another using a shovel as a mock guitar, and the remaining two lending their rhythmic talents. As the song progresses, one of them grabs a trowel (used as a microphone) from the ceiling and passionately starts singing, while the others continue their unconventional percussion, creating a snare-like sound by lifting and dropping sand, hammering into a chisel, and drumming on a bucket.
These entertaining videos highlight that music can be created anywhere with any tool if the talent and creativity are present. Reflecting the unique charm of northeastern Brazil, Quarteto da Arriação aims to reach out to a global audience who appreciate humor, music, and diverse cultures. They have quickly gained an impressive following, boasting over 937K followers on Instagram and millions more worldwide across various platforms. Their high-energy videos have captivated viewers and set a new standard for viral content on social media.
Starting their journey with covers of iconic hits like “We Will Rock You” by Queen, “Beat It” by Michael Jackson, and “I Want to Break Free” by Queen, Quarteto da Arriação found initial success with their TikTok video of “Break Free” which gathered more than 11 million views. The group cleverly uses vocals as their main focus, complemented by the unusual sounds produced by various construction tools, imitating the original songs they choose to cover. The entertaining act has received much praise on platforms like Reddit, with viewers commending their talent and sharing laughs at their creative performances.
@quarteto.oficial A obra segue conforme a diária 🚧 Quarta-feira de muita alegria para todos vocês 💛🙏🏾 Aproveitando… fala aqui de onde está vendo este vídeo para nós te agradecer pela audiência ❤️📍 Qual horário está vendo este vídeo? ❤️ 📍 Marquem muito o @gunsnroses 🙏🏾❤️ #fyp #fy #foryo #reels #obra #pedreiros #elvispresley #rural #brunomars #pedreiro ♬ som original – QUARTETO DA ARRIAÇÃO OFICIAL