Shot in the Jozi township of Tembisa by South African filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba, these awesome local dancers pantsula it up to Sons of Kemet’s hectic new jazzy tune.
A group of black-tied pantsula dancers from the Indigenous Dance Academy(IDA) perform an intense pantsula routine for British jazz group Sons Of Kemet’s new track “In The Castle of My Skin”.
The dance routine was choreographed by IDA co-founder Jarrel Mathebula. Mathebula started the organisation with his girlfriend Neo as a means to give dancers from Tembisa township the chance to earn money doing what they love.
According to a press release, the video is a study in contrasts that combines the chaotic energy of pantsula with the controlled sophistication of an orchestra.
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