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December 3, 2020 By Dhesan Govender 0 Comment

HWSETA Participates In The Jerusalema Challenge

On 2nd October 2020 the HWSETA joined the rest of the country in participating in the Jerusalema Challenge while wearing traditional attire in honour of Heritage Month.

What is #JerusalemaChallenge?

It is a dance challenge that took off in February 2020, as Covid-19 caused lockdowns in African countries like in most parts of the world. It was a group of six friends – four men and two women – in Angola who made a video of themselves dancing to the foot-tapping number, while taking bites of food from plates in one hand. This was soon dubbed the #Jerusalemachallenge or #Jerusalemadancechallenge after similar videos surfaced from parts of Europe, North America and South America.

Jerusalema is a song by Kgaogelo Moagi, better known as DJ Master KG, featuring vocalist Nocembo Zikode, was released in October 2019 and became an instant hit. This was followed by a video release in December 2019.
During the President `s national address on 16 September 2020 ,he urged all South Africans to do the “Jerusalema” Dance Challenge as part of this year’s Heritage Day celebrations on September 24.”There can be no better way to celebrate our South Africans than joining the global phenomenon that is spreading across the world, and that is the “Jerusalema” Dance Challenge. I urge all of you to take up this challenge on Heritage Day,” he said.
The president revealed that he is a huge fan of the hit song that got took the world by storm, referring to it as “the ’Jerusalema’ song that I love”.He also hailed local artists who, through their talent, have put South Africa on the map.

“Our performers have demonstrated to the world that we have got good music and good dance moves, so let’s celebrate our heritage,” he added.

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