Singing
9 guys captivate crowd with fun performance of ‘Lion Sleeps Tonight’
This is so entertaining - I love all their moves.
Caryl Jane Espiritu
10.31.22

Music can be created even without the use of musical instruments.

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Unsplash - Wes Hicks

Yes, I am talking about performing a cappella and this is not just about singing with words.

A cappella is a way of performing and creating music with only the vocal cords and nothing else, and this is not only covering lyrics but the music that goes along with the lyrics.

Singing a capella is not just about making sounds but creating tones and harmony with nothing but your voice.

It is quite amazing if you really think about it.

We seldom see artists performing in a cappella but they do exist. One of these artists is the male group Straight No Chaser.

This male group is a professional American a Cappella group that began in 1996 at Indiana University.

The group started as a team of singers at the said university who recorded a video in 1998 of a comical version of “The 12 Days of Christmas”.

The founding members all graduated and were eventually replaced years later.

In 2007, the video of the founding members uploaded in 1998 went viral on YouTube and subsequently led to a reunion of the founding members and a five-album record deal with Atlantic Records in 2008.

The viral video garnered beyond 24 million views on the video-sharing platform.

Aside from their renowned video, the a cappella group also has other notable performances that made them rise to fame.

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YouTube - Straight No Chaser

One video was uploaded on YouTube showing their impeccable performance of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and people are in awe of their amazing vocal chops.

Their harmony is on point, but more importantly, their individual singing voices are also outstanding.

They started the performance with a sweet tone on a calm and relaxing tempo.

The music is definitely a must to listen to because of its calming harmony and unbelievable tone.

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YouTube - KPCNW

The crowd was quietly soaking in the incredible music that the Straight No Chaser group was making.

Everyone was silently listening to the group, completely captured by their music and charm.

The fantastic rendition of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” was met with quiet appreciation and love.

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YouTube - KPCNW

Comments about the song the group sang were positive and full of praise for the talented singers.

One commenter said:

“Absolutely brilliant performance lead singer wow what a voice well done lads excellent.”

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YouTube - KPCNW

Another post gave props to the singers’ interpretation of the song.

“Love this song and their interpretation.”

What a talented bunch of singers.

The Straight No Chaser group has been singing a cappella since the 2000s and their unbelievable talent has always caught people off-guard.

Who knew you can create music as beautiful as this without even relying on any musical instrument?

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Each performance brings more people who begin falling in love with a cappella. The talent and fantastic harmony of these singers create a truly memorable and one-of-a-kind.

Curious about how these guys do it so well? Check out their performance in the video below!

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By Caryl Jane Espiritu
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Caryl Jane Espiritu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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