Footage of a Los Angeles homeless woman singing on the subway has gone viral.
A tweet by Los Angeles Police Department posted on Thursday received thousands of shares on Twitter. "Sometimes you just have to stop and listen to one, to hear something lovely". She eventually returned to teaching music in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale and played violin on the streets for extra money. She moved to the United States at age 24, is a trained violinist, and used to teach piano lessons at a church and had up to 60 students in Vancouver, Washington. The fundraiser aims to help Emily find long-term accommodation, as well as replacing her violin which was stolen three years ago.
"You know why I (sing) in the subway?", she said. She said she sings inside the subway "because it sounds so great".
The video went viral, causing Twitter users to clamour for Zamourka's identity and send local reporters to seek her out.
"I am sleeping actually on the cardboard right now, in the parking lot", she added.
Law enforcement sources tell us people have reached out to simply buy Zamourka a new violin, but she's declined.
She told NBC she had recently become ill and taken to living on the streets.
City Councilman Joe Buscaino's office is paying Zamourka to perform Saturday evening at the opening of Little Italy, an area in San Pedro celebrating Italian heritage. "I am sleeping where I can sleep".
"You understand why I form it within the subway?" She said there are people in her life who feel sorry for her but she doesn't "want to be a burden to anybody". Zamourka informed KNBC-TV. "As a effect of it sounds so enormous". "She is a brilliant talent that needs to be heard and enjoyed once again in Los Angeles, I for one look forward to that day". The one-minute clip features a woman singing Puccini aria - a long song accompanying a solo voice - as she holds several small bags and a shopping cart.
Sergeant Hector Guzman, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department told the Los Angeles Times that Zamourka's voice had struck a chord with officers.