‘Despacito’ on cello, piano, mandolin and cajon is awesome

21 July 2017, 12:52

Despacito - Brooklyn Duo

Luis Fonsi's Despacito, played on cello and piano (and mandolin and cajon) by the Brooklyn Duo.


By Maddy Shaw Roberts

‘Despacito’ has been making waves in the musical covers world recently. But this is the definitive version, you can all stop trying.

The Brooklyn Duo are Marnie and Patrick Laird, a pianist and a cellist (who also happen to be married – aww) who do amazing reworkings of hits from the pop and rock world. 

Despacito has already become the most streamed track of all time and the internet has been flooded with cover versions. But this version is something else.

Brooklyn Duo have added a mandolin and a cajon to their normal cello and piano duo.

The mandolin gives a sultry Latin American vibe to the intro. Mixed in with the foot-tapping chorus played on cello, piano and cajon, this cover brings a totally unique classical twist to the dance track.

Watch the full video below:

Like what you hear? Find Brooklyn Duo on YouTube and Facebook, and listen to the full song on Spotify!

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