What is a weema?

The name WEEMA is a beautiful word from the local dialect meaning “hope” or to become “whole” or “fulfilled.” It also is an acronym representing our projects, our comprehensive approach and what we believe in- WATER, EDUCATION, ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT, MEDICAL CARE and ALLIANCE.

What’s the story behind the song The Lion Sleeps Tonight?

This was popularized in the 1930s by South African singer Solomon Linda, who recorded it in 1939 with his group, The Evening Birds. Apparently they were a bold bunch, and got the idea from when they used to chase lions who were going after the cattle owned by their families.

What do the lyrics to The Lion Sleeps Tonight mean?

Most of it seems to be praising the lion itself. For instance, the verses are from where we get the phrase “the lion sleeps tonight”. And they simply depict the lion as resting either in the “mighty” and “quiet jungle” or near the “peaceful” and “quiet village”.

Where did the word Wimoweh come from?

He adapted the song for his band The Weavers, keeping the chanted chorus and a version of Linda’s improvised melody. He named his version “Wimoweh”, a misheard version of the original chorus “Uyimbube” (“you are a lion”).

What does Awimbawe mean in English?

Interestingly, a fairly extensive internet search of the lyrics for the song, “The Lion Sleeps” came up rather sparse for the meaning of the word “awimbawe.” The only reference suggested that it was a cacoepy of a Swahili word meaning, “you are the lion.”

What does a whim away mean?

a sudden wish or idea, especially one that cannot be reasonably explained: We booked the trip on a whim.

What year Tight Fit The Lion Sleeps Tonight?

The Lion Sleeps Tonight/Released
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Tight Fit is an English pop group which had several hits in the early 1980s, including a UK No. 1 for three weeks with their cover version of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in 1982.

Who signs The Lion Sleeps Tonight?

Solomon Linda
“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is a song originally written and recorded by Solomon Linda under the title “Mbube” for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939….The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
Songwriter(s) Solomon Linda Hugo Peretti Luigi Creatore George David Weiss Albert Stanton
Producer(s) Hugo & Luigi

Who is the female singer with the tokens?

Anita Darian
It is the floating voice of Anita Darian. SIEGEL: And that’s Lynda Wells, who was friends with Anita Darian for nearly 50 years. WELLS: Well, let me tell you a funny story about “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” The arrangers and producers called Anita in to record with this new group called The Tokens.

Who wrote the song Wimoweh?

Solomon Linda
George David WeissLebo M.
The Lion Sleeps Tonight/Lyricists
It is arguably the world’s most famous song about a lion – and for more than eight decades it has made a lot of money for many people around the world. But the composer of the catchy tune, South African Solomon Linda, died destitute in 1962.

Who originally sang wimoweh?

Karl Denver, the yodelling pop singer best remembered for his 1961 recording of the Zulu folk song Wimoweh, has died aged 67. During the early 1960s he was a familiar figure on both radio and the concert stage, performing in what one reviewer called his ‘eardrum piercing, multi-octave range’.

What is Imbube?

Mbube is a form of South African vocal music, made famous by the South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The word mbube means “lion” in Zulu. Traditionally performed a cappella, the members of the group are male although a few groups have a female singer.