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Yvonne Chaka Chaka – Umqombothi

This was Yvonnes big hit that really introduced her to Africa. Bigger than ‘I’m In Love With A DJ’ and went viral Africa wide. The video was shot in October 1986 in various locations in Johannesburg and out at Heia Safari Ranch near Muldersdrift.

Filmed on 16mm Arri. DOP Roy MacGregor, styled by Leigh vd Merwe, produced by Pierre Hinch for S&H Films. Record co is Dephon, Phil Hollis. The video was Written, edited and directed by a young Makhlari. The aim was to put sneak in some social commentary desguised as celebration. It was the apartheid era afterall and little dissent could be shown on TV.

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