Christmas is around the corner, and the festivals for the huge day have just begun. The day is deficient without Santa Claus, some Christmas treats and singing Jingle Bells. Furthermore, what’s superior to have a desi adaptation of Jingle Bells.
To fill your heart with joy, a gathering from south India has concocted a Singari Melam bit of the mainstream occasion melody. The melody was shared on YouTube by ‘Medivazhipadu by Toms’.
It’s an old-style percussion execution, basic in sanctuaries of southern India during celebrations – particularly Kerala.
The 2-minute-long video has a group of children singing and dancing to Jingle Bells, with drums beating in synchronization.
“Sinkari Melam is a percussion ensemble of Chenda and Ilathalam. The fun and dance (Thalakali) along with the drum beats sets it apart from the rest of the Melams,” reads the caption.
The video has garnered over 35,000 views, with people loving and appreciating the new mix. “Truly awesome! The little steps, giggles, and melam together will make anyone smile… hat’s off. Merry Christmas from us,” wrote a YouTube user. “The kids move to the rhythm like daffodils dancing to the wind,” commented another.
This is not the first time when a desi version of Jingle Bells wowed netizens. Earlier, a popular Bhojpuri version of Jingle Bells created quite a stir online.
What do you think of this Singari Melam twist?