Courtesy of MyIsraeliMusic.com:

The #Jerusalemachallenge dance has been performed in countless videos and viral campaigns around the world. But now, the Jerusalem Municipality has finally taken notice.

What is “Jerusalema”? From Wikipedia:

“Jerusalema” is a song by South African DJ and record producer Master KG featuring South African vocalist Nomcebo. The upbeat gospel-influenced house song was initially released on 29 November 2019 after it garnered positive response online, with a music video following on 21 December. It was later included on Master KG’s second album of the same title, released in January 2020. A single edit was released on streaming services on 10 July 2020, after it went viral during mid-2020, garnering international reaction due to the #JerusalemaChallenge. A remix featuring Nigerian singer Burna Boy was released on 19 June 2020, propelling the song onto the US Billboard charts. It has since reached number one in Belgium, Netherlands, Romania and Switzerland, while peaking in the top ten of multiple other European countries…

An accompanying dance challenge, attributed to a group of Angolan friends performing the choreography in a candid video,helped the song go viral online. The #JerusalemaChallenge, which has been compared to the Macarena, spawned dance videos from many countries, including Israel, the Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, Spain, France, Jamaica, Canada and the United States.


With the worldwide popularity, it was time for the city of Jerusalem to get involved in the song and dance that bear its name. Even Mayor Moshe Lion got into the fun!

The #Jerusalemachallenge has finally arrived to Jerusalem! During these challenging times of social distancing we have all gathered to dance together, so we can reunite. Holocaust survivors, elementary school students, youth from both east and west of Jerusalem, university students, and municipality workers along with the mayor, Moshe Lion. Watch how good we dance during times of social distancing ♥


What’s the best #JerusalemaChallenge video you’ve seen?