This being Valentine’s Day, here’s a video that shows one man’s dedication to his woman. Donald is very much in love with Taewoo, and is set on walking across a bed of hot coals to prove just how much he loves her. The clip is from the South African TV show All You Need Is Love.
I first saw this music video 4 years ago while in college among a group of African friends. It has a catchy beat and I definitely dig the boxing theme.
Though it is only one video, it does show how media -specifically hip-hop in this case- can travel to other corners of the world and be infused with cultural residue of that particular region. 4 years later, I still don’t understand a single word these guys are saying, but I can appreciate the music and its accompanying video nonetheless.
Seeing people and images around the world can not only entertain us, but gives us a greater appreciation of an art form in its varying depictions.