Over on White Animal blog today I read about a new DJ dance phenomenon from the Ivory Coast: the bird flu krump. Some DJs put down a bird flu beat and dancers beat their arms to simulate a dying chicken. Go over to Emerson’s site to see a video, partnered up with a Jamaican bird flu jam… Or you can download that song here and match it up with the animated gif I’ve created to put the bird joy into the spots the bird flu might infect…
“It’s like a chicken with Parkinson’s disease trying to dance to hip-hop,” said one onlooker.
Welcome to the latest craze in Ivory Coast’s ever-inventive night life: the bird flu dance.
The deadly avian disease was discovered in Ivory Coast last week, and within days DJ Lewis had come up with the bird flu dance.
“I created the dance to bring happiness to the hearts of Africans, and to chase away fear, the fear of eating chicken” he told the BBC.
“If we kill all our chickens and poultry, our cousins in the village will become poor.
“So I created the bird flu dance to put joy back into our hearts.”
Download the Bird Flu song, by mixmasters Sample King and 1Dance, by clicking here.