Watch the video for DJ Maphorisa, DJ Shimza and Moonchild Sanelly’s “Makhe”

An anti-rape song set to a banging gqom beat

At the release of DJ Maphorisa and DJ Shimza’s ‘Gqom Wave‘ album in 2017, the South African house music movement tagged, Gqom had already started diffusing into other regions across the continent, making it into a sort of unofficial club anthem. The sound has simultaneously spurred a number of dedicated dance steps like ‘Gwara gwara’ and ‘Shaku Shaku’ designed almost specifically to the electronic rhythm.

“Makhe”, one of the tracks off DJ Maphorisa and DJ Shimza’s ‘Gqom Wave‘ album featuring Moonchild Sanelly just got a video treatment that highlights the wide scope of Gqom’s potency on dancefloors. Moonchild Sanelly, DJ Maphorisa and DJ Shimza are joined by dancers who dance to the synth-led beat and perform several dance moves from within and outside the continent. The video manages to blend Moonchild Sanelly’s catchy melody and her outlandish costume in the song’s anti-rape message.

Watch the video for “Makhe” below.

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