Over the past few weeks, the new “swag” of the moment has been the Harlem Shake.
Much like most of what becomes a global phenomenon at the moment, we don’t know where the original version comes from.
Where does the Harlem Shake come from and why has it become so popular?
Well, the answer is simple, and in the title of the song/dance frenzy.
The origin of the song/dance comes from…Harlem (obviously).
But isn’t Harlem an area in the States where the famous Globe Trotters come from? Because for the moment I’ve seen lots of people dance around for 30 seconds with absolutely no fear of making a fool of themselves, but not once have I seen a video even remotely looking like it came from Harlem.
That is until now…
Instead of the usual 30 second bash to your brain, this video lasts just over 4 minutes, and is actually worth the watch.
If you’re man enough to last the 30 seconds of the usual Harlem Shake, you’re in for a treat. (and let’s face it, even if you’re not tough enough, you can last another 30 seconds after all of those “Best Harlem Shake” and “Top 10 Harlem Shake” videos you’ve watched over and over.
So what do you think?
Does this video actually remind you of Harlem?
Oh, and here’s an added bonus since I mentionned the Harlem Globe Trotters, here they are :