As the name suggests, the group consists of four construction workers who, in the middle of construction, found some time to make covers of songs.
If there is one thing Brazilians do well, it is having fun anywhere and under any circumstances, and Quarteto da Arriação is the perfect example of this. The group is winning hearts on the internet after performing a hilarious rendition of "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses. As the name suggests, the group consists of four construction workers who, in the middle of construction, found some time to make covers of songs. On March 29, Quarteto da Arriação posted a video of them singing an acapella version of the iconic rock song, receiving over 25 million views on the video-sharing platform.
The group does not use real instruments in their videos. They incorporate contribution tools, including buckets, shovels, and other crafty aids. In the viral video, one of the boys is seen beatboxing to the tune of the Guns N' Roses song, another pretends to play the guitar on a shovel and move to do a 'nip twist' on the vocalist to increase the volume, and the other two gradually join the beatboxer to create a rhythmic harmony. As the beat drops, the vocalist grabs the trowel(microphone) hanging from the ceiling with a thread and begins to sing the song with utmost passion. The three men on the back get on with their unusual beats to synchronize with the vocals by lifting sand and dropping it back on the ground to create a snare-like sound, other hammers into a chisel, and the third is seen playing the drums on a bucket.
Their videos show how easy it is to make music if you are talented enough to make do with everyday instruments to generate sound for songs. Quarteto da Arriação showcases the traditions and personality of northeastern Brazil, and its target audience is people who love comedy and music and are interested in understanding different cultures. With over 937K followers on Instagram, this foursome has taken the internet by storm with its high-energy videos that are sure to leave you tapping your toes and feeling the beat. With over a million worldwide fans across different platforms, Quarteto da Arriação is showing the world that when it comes to shaking things up on social media, they are the ones to beat!
Quarteto da Arriação started their band with recordings of mega-hits, including “We Will Rock You”, by Queen, “Beat It”, by Michael Jackson, and “I Want to Break Free” by Queen. The video of them performing "Break Free" on TikTok was the first clip to be posted and garnered over 11 million views. It seems that the group mainly relies on the vocals and then continues to use odd tools to make music similar to the original song they elect to cover in their videos. The viral video was also posted on Reddit and people in the comments gushed about the group's talent and were in fits of laughter while watching them perform in such an amusing manner.
"I love that they obviously don't know English or what the lyrics are, but are still rocking it," said u/essaysmith. "Raw footage of guys being dudes, boys being boys, or midlands just goofing around. Brazilian bricklayers play Sweet Child of Mine," wrote u/Particular_Bid6090. "I am laughing my ass off, this is the greatest. I can't stop laughing at the shovel and how well that works," added u/Bubbaganewsh."I would unironically listen to this. Their enthusiasm is contagious, said u/Phillyredsox.