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A group of New Yorkers stopped to perform an impromptu hip-hop dance in Manhattan last week — to the tune of a talented violist's song as he busked in the middle of Times Square.
In a video posted on Twitter on Saturday, Venezuela native Wuilly Arteaga can be seen and heard playing his violin in the middle of the busy intersection, displaying incredible talent as he quickly moved his bow over the instrument.
But passersby got a two-for-one performance when four young men began walking by. The group was immediately won over by music, and stopped to dance one by one to the unlikely tune.
Fit as a fiddle: Viral video captures Venezuelan musician Wuilly Arteaga playing his violin in New York City
He plays along to hip-hop music in Times Square when four men notice him and stop
Double feature! The men immediately start dancing, taking turns to be front and center
Incredible! Arteaga is a self-taught violinist who was once homeless and learned from watching videos
Poignant: He earned attention last year by playing somber versions of the Venezuelan National Anthem during deadly protests there
Twitter user Junebug posted the minute and 15-second-long video, which has been viewed over 4.62 million .
As it begins, Arteaga is seen in Times Square at night, playing his violin along to hip-hop music on a portable speaker.
Behind him, four men walk up. They seem entranced by the music and stop to watch before one exclaims over Arteaga's talent. That's when the first man begins to dance, doing the Harlem Shake and a slew of hip-hop moves.
As he finishes, one of his friends comes forward to dance, and they each take a turn busting a move as Arteaga continues to play his violin.
They clap and cheer each other on, and Areaga looks toward them, smiling and seemingly to enjoy the unexpected collaboration.