London Crowds Wowed As Young Busker Performs Remember Me and Leads Mexican Fiesta inspired by Disney•Pixar’s COCO
The crowds at London’s Bankside were left beaming with joy this week as onlookers saw a young busker’s performance transform into a Mexican extravaganza in front of their eyes.
The video shows 13-year-old Lucy Gowen performing Remember Me, the lead track from Disney-Pixar’s COCO. As a passer-by stops to drop a tip into Lucy’s guitar case, a mariachi band and troupe of traditional Mexican dancers appear, breaking into song and dance to the delight of a growing crowd.
COCO, on general release in UK cinemas today, follows 12-year-old Miguel who, despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Following extensive research by the filmmakers into Mexican culture and its people, COCO set an international box office record to become the highest-grossing film of all time in Mexico.
Lucy Gowen was one of three Gigs 2017 winners. Gigs, in association with Gibson, is the Mayor of London’s annual busking competition and has been showcasing amazing young musical talent since 2009 at some of the capital's busiest and iconic locations.
COCO IS IN CINEMAS NOW