Sharing their love for the new History Channel production of The Bible, nuns from Culver City's Daughters of St. Paul bookstore recorded their own version of the viral online dance - the Harlem Shake.
In the video the nuns showed they can break their "habits" and rock out alongside the thousands of others that have recorded Harlem Shake videos. Across Los Angeles, Metro riders, the L.A. Kings, UCLA and the L.A. Film School and Palisades High School have all done the Harlem Shake.
The actual Harlem Shake is a style of dance introduced in the early 80s by a Harlem resident named "Al B." The dance became mainstream in 2001 when G. Dep featured the Harlem shake in his music video "Let's Get It." During street interviews in Harlem, residents have said the despite its name, the internet sensation is not Harlem Shake and some say it is a mockery of the original dance.
What is the Harlem Shake?
The Harlem Shake is a YouTube worldwide dance contagion that originated with comedian and video blogger Filthy Frank and went wildly viral last month. On Jan. 30, he uploaded a YouTube of several costumed people dancing to the song "Harlem Shake" by Baauer. See the attached video for Filthy Frank's video.
A group of teenagers known as The Sunny Coast Skate from Queensland Australia, were the first to imitate the Harlem Shake, which ignited a chain reaction of Harlem Shake uploads to YouTube. Today, a Harlem Shake search on YouTube returns over 200,000 results.
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