Catchy ‘Under The Sea’ parody teaches Cape Town how to save water

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You might think Katy Perry’s Swish Swish is catchy, and when you throw Backpack Kid into the performance it sure is difficult to shed that jam from your psyche. But let’s be real: does Perry’s track help Cape Town citizens save water?

No. No, it doesn’t. But this gem of a jingle does.

Written and performed by teacher, rock band member and Capetonian Emma Engers, this parody of Under The Sea from Disney’s The Little Mermaid teaches residents how easy it is to save water.

Cape Town, seriously now, don’t flush when you pee

Although it’s a parody, it does pack some pertinent and useful advice for Capetonians battling the city’s water scarcity.

Seriously, like, don’t flush when you pee. Use a bucket when you shower. Don’t do laundry. Also, keep your freaking taps closed when brushing your teeth.

Add steel drums to the song’s spongy beat and you have an infectious tune the City of Cape Town should perhaps think about using in schools to educate kids.

Have a look at it below, and let it refrain in your head for the remainder of the drought.



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