An Article from Aaron's Article ArchivePeponi - Alex Boyé, Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, and The Piano Guys Cover Coldplay's Paradise, African Style
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Peponi - Alex Boyé, Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, and The Piano Guys Cover Coldplay's Paradise, African Style
Saturday, 14 January 2012 11:44 AM MST
What do you get when you take Alex Boyé (vocals and percussion), Jon Schmidt (piano), Steven Sharp Nelson (cello and backup vocals), get The Piano Guys (videography, editing, etc.), airlift a grand piano atop a sandstone cliff in Southwestern Utah, and cover Coldplay's Paradise, but do it African style? You get this amazingly awesome video, Peponi (Paradise)--see it below.
After watching the video, having been atop Sand Mountain a few times (I can see it out my window as I type this), using Google Earth, it wasn't too hard to pinpoint the exact rock they flew the piano to and filmed the video atop. Just to be sure I was right, I made a link for the location on Google Maps and asked Paul Anderson online (He's one of The Piano Guys—their retail location is just a mile down the street—I bought my piano from them a few years back.) if it was accurate. Yes indeed it was, so he included it on the main YouTube video page (if you read all the cool info they posted there about filming and putting this video together). Thanks, Paul!
This is the location (and it's accurate!):
So now you know where it was filmed. Time to WATCH IT! I recommend doing it in HD and in full screen, with good speakers to get the full impact.
Keep up those marvelous videos and coming, guys! I love it!