Carrigoran Residents, Staff Rise to “Jerusalema” Challenge


The original video was first posted in South Africa last September; the song “Jerusalema” was released by South African musicians Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode in 2019, with much of the lyrics in Zulu. The global challenge began after the Angolan dance troupe Fennomen’s do Semba shot a video of themselves dancing to the song in February. The video is set in a backyard in Luanda, where they break into a group dance, all the while eating lunch from plates in their hands. The dance has become a viral sensation performed at police stations, hospitals, restaurants and many public places across the world. Even priests, nuns and monks from Zimbabwe to Montreal have taken part.

Here at Carrigoran House, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, we got together to create our video so we could join with the spirit worldwide and in particular to show the spirit that is Carrigoran House during the most challenging times of the pandemic.

The video shows employee pride and joy in our service which everybody worked so hard to put together. The Sisters, residents, their families and the employees experienced such joy, fun and laughter, not to mention the excitement of all during the production.

This was achieved alongside the everyday work and care of the team here in Carrigoran who have excelled themselves in keeping the centre COVID free to-day. We hope you enjoy.

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