A Capetonian mother and son are blowing locals away with their shining, shimmering, splendid rendition of the famous song ‘A Whole New World’, from Disney’s Aladdin. The video of the particularly heartwarming duet, performed by local musician Ashur Petersen and his mom, has quickly gone viral.

The video reached 2-million views in just three days and has touched the hearts of South Africans far and wide especially in the Western Cape.

Both mom and son sing in perfect harmony, taking the viewer on a magic carpet ride. It’s a performance that will give you goosebumps, you can listen to it below and see for yourself:

Petersen is a local singer based in Lansdowne in the Southern Suburbs and the son of world-famous South African singer, composer and director Taliep Petersen.

He has had a passion for singing ever since he was a little boy.

“My first performance was at a primary school carnival. I sang Whitney’s Houston song ‘The Greatest Love of All’,” says Petersen.

Ashur Petersen has had a passion for singing since he was a little boy.

Many are hoping to see a lot more from this amazing singer in years to come.

“My future aspirations are to keep on striving to be successful and uphold the legacy of my father whilst creating my own one,” he says.

Of collaborating with his mother, Petersen says, “It’s always extremely special to sing with my mom, this song just so happens to be thus far our greatest accomplishment.”

Petersen is just further proving that our local talent is not to be underestimated.

Pictures: Supplied/Facebook/Ashur Petersen

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