The Jerusalema Dance Challenge became popular early 2020 when Angolan dance troupe ‘Fenómenos do Semba’ performed a ‘Mbende Jerusarema Dance’. Here Austrian Airlines staff take the dance challenge.
Although late to the party, I think the staff at Austrian Airlines did a really good job and produced an uplifting video for 2021.
The song Jerusalema by Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode was originally a hit in 2019. Sung in IsiZulu, one of South Africa’s 11 national languages – a prayer to God to take the singer to the holy city of Jerusalem.
The Mbende Jerusarema Dance is a popular dance style practiced by the Zezuru Shona people living in eastern Zimbabwe, especially in the Murewa and Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe districts.
The original ‘Fenómenos do Semba’ version: