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Hot Clip of the Day: Once on This Island Sings Of Earth's Great Gifts in "Mama Will Provide" Music VIdeo!

April 22nd, 2021 by

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Hot Clip of the Day: Once on This Island Sings Of Earth's G…

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Each day, the Bbox team trolls YouTube for the hot clip—sometimes it's a brand-new moment and sometimes it's a throwback to an oldie but goodie. No matter what praise hands are shot up, pearls are clutched and the repeat button is hit.

"Mama Will Provide" from Once on Island (Alex Newell and Original Broadway Revival Cast)


Ulterior Motives: Moss! Rocks! Trees! Sand! Plantain! Breeze! Grass! Even Mosquitoes! It's Earth Day and you don't get a greater celebration of the beauty of this Earth as the miraculous Broadway revival cast sings led by the divine Alex Newell as Asaka, Mother of the Earth. The wondrous Asaka sings "that's what a mama's worth to give her child the earth and whatever you need Mama Will Provide!"

Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Watching this music video, viewers really get to zoom in on the marvelous Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty score especially those phenomenal background vocals. The beauty of a cast album is to have a tangible souvenir of the phenomenal night you had at the theatre. The best ones capture the magic of the thrilling performances and this Once on This Island cast album is no exception. Alex Newell truly has a gift. It is every bit as thrilling especially the out of this world section starting at 1:43. That's most definitely our ultimate moment!