Netflix has partnered up with the award-winning Ndlovu Youth Choir to perform a cover of the song called, Square Root of Possible, from the holiday film, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Adventure.
The music video, shot in Johannesburg, is a beautiful display of Mzansi’s diverse talent.
The song is sung in 6 of the 12 official languages – English, seTswana, seSotho, isiZulu, isiNdebele and sePedi. “The challenge of recording a cover of this catchy tune was staying true to the song, especially when translating it to our 6 official languages.
Because it is such a beautiful song, we really wanted to do it justice and so we practiced for hours on end to ensure that we brought it life in a way that stayed true to the song while also encapsulating our African flare.’’ – Nonhlanhla Somo, lead singer of the Ndlovu Youth Choir.
The song was transformed from an American style theatrical piece, to a song that is intrinsically African, that will surely inspire all those who listen to it.
Check out the song and visuals below:
The Ndlovu Youth Choir has become one of the world’s most treasured groups, known for their unique vocal arrangements, infectious energy and have inspired countless individuals around the world.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages – a wholly fresh and spirited family holiday event.
The movie stars Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Madalen Mills, Sharon Rose, Phylicia Rashad and Anika Noni Rose to name a few.