Alex Boye took advantage of the popular Disney film, “Frozen,” and the local ice castle in Midway to create an Africanized tribal cover of the Oscar-nominated ballad, “Let it Go.”
Boye learned about the widespread love people, especially children, have for the song when his wife Julie showed him the song after he returned from a business trip. Boye writes about the YouTube video:
“She puts on the music and my little 4 year old Adanna struts and shimmies across the living room singing every single word of “Let it go” with feeling and reckless abandonment!! Along with every other kid in the country, she got Frozenitis!
“My mind immediately started racing and I thought “I HAVE TO AFRICANIZE THIS!!!”
After deciding he wanted a children’s choir to sing the song, Boye contacted his friend Masa Fukuda, the director One Voice Children’s Choir. Fukuda recommended Lexi Walker, the lead vocalist, for the part of Elsa.
“The video shoot was amazing and even though it was SO cold you couldn’t feel your toes, the kids were amazing and so patient,” Boye wrote.