Lion and the Lioness


The Story and Song of Solomon Popoli Linda

Solomon Popoli Linda (1909 – 8 October 1962), also known as Solomon Ntsele (“Linda” was his clan name), was a South African Zulu musician, singer and composer of the song “Mbube”, which later became the popular music success “The Lion Sleeps Tonight“, and gave its name to the Mbube style of isicathamiya a cappella later popularized by Ladysmith Black Mambazo.


Miriam Makeba – Mbube



Ladysmith Black Mambazo – The Lion Sleeps Tonight