WATCH: Master KG’s ‘Jerusalema’ remix rockets up international charts

CAPE TOWN, July 20 (ANA) – Master KG’s “Jerusalema” remix has sparked a global dance craze the size of “Ayy Macarena” in the ’90s.

Musician and recording artist Kgaogelo Moagi (Master KG), 24, was born in Calais village, Tzaneen, in South Africa’s Limpopo province.

At a young age, he started playing with beats using a computer that his late uncle had bought for him. He gained recognition in 2018 with his album “Skeleton Move”, which earned him various nominations and awards.

He sings in his native Khelobedu, the language of the Lobedu People of southern African. 

Now people from Italy to Spain, France, Jamaica and Canada are moving to the beat of Master KG’s hit anthem, “Jerusalema”, Sowetan Live reports.

First released in November, the track is being played for church worship dancing, while the hypnotic choreography that accompanies it has people moving as they burn off the lockdown kilos in gyms or celebrate at birthday parties.

“It reminds me of the song called ‘Macarena’ in the ’90s when I was still young. Now it is happening to my song and it’s a blessing indeed,” said Master KG.

The song has been gaining international traction since the remix was released in May with Nigerian megastar Burna Boy.

The remix has rocketed up the music charts, including the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart in the US. It is also charting on iTunes in several European countries.

The Spanish track “Macarena” by Los del Río was an international hit and dance favourite in the latter half of the 1990s.

– African News Agency (ANA); Editing by Yaron Blecher

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