Jul 26, 2007

Dancing Cebu inmates rock the planet on Youtube

Nearly a thousand inmates at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) have gained a global audience for their impressive synchronized dancing after videos of their routines were uploaded in the Youtube website.
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The inmates’ latest Youtube hit is their version of the “algorithm march”

a dance first popularized in the Japanese children’s television show “Pitagorean Switch”.

There are several videos of other groups doing the “algorithm march” but the Filipino version is unique in featuring prison inmates. The Cebuano prisoners’ “algorithm” video has been viewed more than 400,000 times.

Other Youtube videos that feature the CPDRC inmates show them dancing en masse to other songs including “Radio Gaga” by British rock band Queen; “Dayang Dayang” the popular Muslim hit song; the “I Will Follow Him” theme from the film “Sister Act” and the Michael Jackson hit, “Thriller.”

The inmates’ rendition of the zombie-dance from “Thriller” is their biggest Youtube hit, scoring a total of more than 1 million views.

Their videos can be viewed through these links:

Algorithm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjMd2Vabcv8)

Radio Gaga (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAVVVMcTShQ&NR=1)

Dayang Dayang and Sister Act (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fptZ3FY-AwY&mode=related&search=)

Thriller (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMnk7lh9M3o)

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