Fun Facts and Trivia

WimowehThe story behind the song " The Lion Sleeps Tonight"


There have been many versions of this song from Pete Seeger’s version in 1952 (titled “Wimoweh”) to the Tokens’ No. 1 single in 1961 to the hugely popular Disney film and Broadway musical The Lion King.  But its origin dates back to 1939 to man named Solomon Linda and a song called Mbube.

Click on this link to hear the origins of the song.

To learn more about the story