Dance to a South African anthem endorsed by presidents, priests, doctors and nurses has become a global phenomenon in the wake of the worldwide epidemic.
Known as the Jerusalem Dance Challenge, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa recently approved the use of the online dance challenge to promote tourism.
On August 11, 2019, South African Master K.G. The DJ gave a phone call to a fellow singer named Nomsebo Sicode. He told me to come to his concert hall to meet him immediately. She was surprised by the phone call at night and asked, “Do I have to come now?” He asked.
When he got there, he made her listen to a musical composition of his Jerusalema song. Tears welled up in Nomsebo Citicard’s eyes when he heard that. That night they recorded the Jerusalem song.
They later released this Jerusalem song in November 2019 via social media. It was a Christian Gospel prayer-inspired song that quickly gained fan attention. Later, on December 21, they released the song via YouTube video channel with an effortless African dance.
This enthusiastic song is a plea to God to take us to the heavenly city. Although the song was at the top of the South African music market in December, in February, when it began to look like it could lock in for the global epidemic, a group of young people in Angola filmed a video of them dancing to the song, causing a global trend.
In that video, during lunch, a group of young people are eating and holding a plate and dancing as the music begins. Later their female colleagues also join them. They dance, and they eat with forks. Following that video, another video was released from Portugal, which later became the Jerusalema Dance Challenge and became a global dance trend.
“The dance performed by the people of Angola was later adopted by Portugal and has been a global trend ever since,” said Master KG. Told in an interview with Soweton, a South African newspaper.
Among the dance troupes that have taken up the Jerusalem Dance Challenge are nuns, construction workers, police officers, waiters, firefighters, hospital staff and gas station workers, as well as various groups from around the world.
Millions of people watch Jerusalem dance videos, including the emotions of health workers in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Italy, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United States, Australia, and Puerto Rico. As some countries face the second wave of the Kovid epidemic, it seems that the Jerusalem song and dance style are being used to raise the hopes of patients battling Kovid-19 and to boost the morale of health workers.
South African police officers are involved, and Ghanaian military officers dance with their costumes. African wildlife battalions dance with animals. Dancers from around the world have posted tutorials online, and celebrities such as soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo and singer Janet Jackson have chanted the song, which has already reached 140 meters on YouTube.
Catholic priests dance to Jerusalem, raising eyebrows at the audience and the newlyweds using the dance to celebrate their love. Entrepreneurs have taken advantage of the dance challenge to advertise their products as demand has been suppressed due to the lockout. The song takes to a different level with this being named as the most popular song on Shazam this month.
Due to the global success of his design, Master K.G. “It is beautiful to see how Jerusalem has conquered the world and how far it has come. The response to the song was amazing. It ruled the streets and people created memories of the song, ”he said in an interview.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said of Jerusalem: “Meditate on the difficult journey we have all traveled, remember those who lost their lives, and quietly rejoice in the great and diverse heritage of our nation.” Commenting on National Heritage Day in the country, he said: “Our South African-Ness celebration cannot be better than joining the Jerusalem dance challenge, the global phenomenon. Therefore, I urge you to take up this challenge on Heritage Day and show the world what we can do. ”
According to Nigerian musician Berna Boy, who appeared on the Jerusalem remix, this challenge should be a united force for Africa. “My hope is that it will unite us through our divisions and misunderstandings and keep us dancing together. We are not in competition, we are one Africa, we are united, ”said the best international actor at the 2020 BET Awards.