kottke.org posts about bird flu dance
BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH! A flyer for a talent show in Ontario says the show will feature "a live performance of Dainty Crime's hit song 'BIRD FLU' by 1 DANCE and SAMPLE KING". As I understand it, reggae/dancehall has a sizeable following in Canada. Could the outbreak of the so-called Jamaican strain of the bird flu dance have originated in Canada?
BIRD FLUE DANCE WATCH! Two very early strains of the bird flu dance, one of a dancing man in a bird costume and another of a dancing chicken puppet. Isolated outbreaks, I think.
BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH! This blog links to a BBC story about the Ivory Coast bird flu dance, but also includes a link to the Bird Flu song that appears in all of the YouTube videos (listen here). It says the song is by "mixmasters Sample King and 1Dance".
BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH. YouTube user GOLDENSHOTTA has three bird flu videos, all of the Jamaican strain. Two more videos (1, 2).
BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH! A bird flu "riddim" from January 2006 from a student in South Africa (originally from Botswana). Not sure how this ties into either version of the flu dance (a third strain?).
BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH ALERT! This video shows someone doing the "bird flu jamaican dance". Wait, I thought this dance was invented in the Ivory Coast? Is this a new strain of the bird flu dance infecting the Caribbean? The Jamaican dance seems different from the Ivory Coast version. More as I have it on this breaking story.
Update: I'm not so sure the first video I pointed to is the Ivory Coast version of the dance...both videos feature the same song.