Jerusalema: Popular South African song evokes worldwide dance challenge

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A song that has transcended its national boundaries, the continent and has people across the world dancing to its vibrant rhythm. So vibrant it has inspired a dance challenge that has taken social media by storm.

The song is Jerusalema – made in South Africa by producer, DJ and artist Master KG featuring Nomcebo. Reports indicate that the track released in late 2019 became an instant hit in South Africa but it is now it has all but gone global.

From hospital hallways in France and Sweden to rooftops, public places in Italy, Romania, the UK and Canada, the beaches of Cape Verde, in a Jamaican compound, somewhere in Tanzania; on Facebook, Twitter and TikTok, the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge has hundreds posting videos of themselves or others dancing to the song.

Many more people around the world sharing the videos. “The World Is Dancing #JerusalemaDanceChallenge. When we created this song I never thought it will do this!!!GOD is amazing,” MasterKG tweeted on Saturday.

The artiste has also done a remixed version with Nigerian musician Burna Boy. A Spanish artist, Matias Javier, from Santiago, Chile, has recorded a cover version of the track.

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