WATCH: 'Paprika' dance is bringing the world's kids together

The song was a mega hit worldwide, and still growing in popularity (üÜFoorin team E. Photo by Takako Noel)
The song was a mega hit worldwide, and still growing in popularity (üÜFoorin team E. Photo by Takako Noel)

Is this the song and dance that we need right now? It certainly seems that way.

With its main theme being 'Let us be together', the Paprika World Video is delivering smiles to children (and adults!) around the world, as it offers some much needed light relief and a message of hope amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

With an enormous number of views on YouTube, and comments like "World’s children smiles make one feel good" and "It offers power at these hard times", it's still gaining popularity. 

Learn the catchy tune and dance here:

The Paprika world video starts with the dance troupe 'Foorin team E' dancing in Tokyo and then goes on to feature groups of children from 29 different cities across 27 countries, including South Africa!

The children’s powerful performances, complete with happy smiling faces, offers an encouraging and uplifting distraction from the impact of the global lockdowns.

The artist behind the hit song, Kenshi Yonezu, is a Japanese number one singer-songwriter, whose song “Lemon” ranked top music charts in Japan for 2 consecutive years. 

He produced Paprika as a project aiming to support the world's people who are rising to the unique challenges of 2020.

The music video has more than 160 million views, with related videos achieving a total of more than 300 million views as well, which contributed to it winning Japan’s most prestigious award 'Japan Record Awards'. 

Is this the next Baby Shark? What do you think?


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