In the jungle, the mighty jungle, The lion sleeps tonight, In the jungle the quiet jungle, The lion sleeps tonight…
Almost every child has grown up listening to this popular song The Lion Sleeps Tonight which featured in the animated film The Lion King. Originally written and recorded by Solomon Linda under the title ‘Mbube’ for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939, the song became every child’s favourite tune to hum.
In 1961, it became a number one hit in the USA as adapted in English with the best-known version by the doo-wop group ‘The Tokens’.
While the Internet is overloaded with many cute videos for you to binge-watch, videos shot with toddlers at homes still takes away the cake. In one such video, Dhrubajyoti Debnath, a father from Dharmanagar, Tripura, and daughter Anukriti singing the popular The Lion Sleeps Tonight is sending the Internet in a tizzy of awes.
The daughter teams up with her father to sing the popular song and it will surely melt your heart. The video, posted on Novem,ber 20th, 2019, has now gone viral with netizens applauding the ‘jugalbandi’. The video has been shared around 12k at the time of filing this report.
In the video, Dhrubajyoti can be heard giving background music ( A-weema-weh) as Anukriti belts out the lyrics with elan in her beautiful voice.
Well, let us tell you that the song was not just a pastime for the two as the father-daughter duo have channels on YouTube. Anukriti has 1.05K subscribers on YouTube.
Dhrubajyoti frequently posts music video covers sung by Anukriti of popular songs like those of Elvis Presley, Colonial Cousins, Ed Sheeran and so on.
Watch the video here:
Photo credit: @dhruba20july