Men in towels dance to Amapian

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Men in towels dance to Amapiano in the streets of Washington [video]

A group of three men wearing towels danced to Amapiano in the streets of Washington DC and quickly went viral in SA.

Men in towels dance to Amapian

Image: @Omilly_N/Twitter

A video of three men in towels dancing to Amapiano while crossing a street in Washington, in the United States went viral earlier in this week.

The footage shows the men jive to Woza by Mr JazziQ, Kabza de Small and Lady Du, feat Boohle. The video made an impression in South Africa particularly seeing as Amapiano is a style of house music that emerged in South Africa in 2012. It is said to be a hybrid of deep house, jazz and lounge music characterized by synths, airy pads and wide and percussive basslines.

According to TimesLive, the three men in towels are later joined by several people dressed real fancy and trying to keep up with the moves. The initial tweet that went viral has been watched over 300 000 times and has over 20 000 likes as of 28 April.

Dancing to Amapiano in the US

Tweeps react

After the video went viral, many are wondering why exactly this performance took place.

“Am I the only one who has a lot of questions, Why are they wearing towels? Where are they going? From where? And then the other group of people seem like they from a wedding but….,” a Twitter user wrote.

Others suggest that a performance like this will not easily take place in South Africa on account of regular road rage incidents that takes place over the country.

A new viral ‘South African product?’

After Master KG’s Jerusalema hit went viral all over the world in 2020, many are wondering if this is the new dance hit that is set to go viral in 2021. The Jerusalema challenge was one of many things to shed a positive light on 2020. Since Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode’s hit was released, various people from all over the world proceeded in taking part of the dance challenge – which is a ‘proudly South African’ product as stated by the president.

“There can be no better way to celebrate our South Africans than joining the global phenomenon that is spreading across the world, and that is the Jerusalema dance challenge….the Jerusalema song that I love so much. So I urge all of you to take up this challenge and show the world what we are capable of,” Cyril Ramaphosa said during an address to the nation in 2020.