Harlem Shake, originally called albee, is a dance that was introduced in 1981 by a Harlem resident named "Al B". The dance was originally referred to as "albee" after his name, but was later known as the rocking Harlem (Harlem Shake) as an advantage that grew outside environment.
Originating in the 1980's in Harlem, New York, the dance is based on the East African dance called Eskista. Since its inception it has spread to other urban areas and became popular in the music video. The inventor himself claimed as the dance is "Al B", a resident of Harlem. Since its founding, the dance was originally called "albee" at Rucker and Harlem, but later became known as the Harlem shake (Harlem Shake).
Al B was quoted as saying that the dance was "rocking drunk anyway, it's an alcoholic shake, but it was fantastic, everyone appreciates it." He said it came from ancient Egypt and described it as what mummy used to do. Because they are all wrapped up, they can not really move, all they could do was shake. Al B stated that he had been doing the Harlem shake since 1981. The dance was first caught in the Entertainer's Basketball Classic or EBC and spread from there to other areas.
Though started in 1981, the Harlem shake became mainstream in 2001 when G. Dep dances in her music video for "Let's Get It".
Harlem Shake is generally associated with a similar dance move called 'The Chicken Noodle Soup'. The "Chicken Noodle Soup" evolved from the Harlem shake and burst into popularity in the summer of 2006 when DJ Webstar and Young B brought it to the mainstream. CunninLynguists dance called the song, "Old School", in Mac Dre's song, "Dance Thizzle," and Nelly's song, "Dilemma". A band from New York City took the name of the dance and dubbed themselves Harlem Shake.
In February 2013, a song called "Harlem Shake" (as a sample line refers to a rocking dance Harlem) was originally uploaded to YouTube on May 10, 2012, go viral and become an Internet meme (see the Harlem Shake meme). Dances are performed on internet meme is not rocking Harlem.
Harlem Shake (meme)
The Harlem Shake is the internet meme in the form of a video in which a group of people doing sketch comedy accompanied by a brief excerpt of the song "Harlem Shake". As a meme, the video was copied by many people, using the same concept, and this quickly led to it being the virus in early February 2013, with thousands of "Harlem Shake" video produced and uploaded to YouTube every day at the height of his popularity.
Forms meme established in a video uploaded on February 2 by five teenagers from Queensland, Australia is known on YouTube as The Skate Sunny Coast. Video started a trend virus people upload their own "Harlem Shake" video to YouTube. Video teen 'is the follow up to the video by YouTube Vlogger named Frank Filthy comedy featuring a section where people dressed couple dancing to the song "Harlem Shake" by Baauer.
Many commenters have compared to Harlem Shake "Gangnam Style". But the business magazine Forbes showed that unlike "Gangnam Style" and other well-known hits from 2012, Harlem Shake over meme, because a wide range of groups and individuals have uploaded dance variants.
Martin Talbot, managing director of the Official Charts Company in the UK, described the "Harlem Shake" as a "phenomenon", the first time "crowd sourced video" to significantly increase sales of a song. Previously, as was the case with the "Gangnam Style", there is always the beginning of the video was created by an artist who will start the dance craze that was later adopted by the fans.
On February 10, the Harlem Shake upload video reaches 4,000 per day. On February 11, about 12,000 versions of the popular internet meme has been uploaded to YouTube, gathering more than 44 million unique look. On February 15, about 40,000 Harlem Shake video has been uploaded, amounting to 175 million views.
Baauer single reached # 1 on the U.S. iTunes chart and # 2 on iTunes in the UK and Australia on February 15, 2013.
The Harlem Shake meme has spread in many countries, including the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany and most of Europe, Russia and Eastern Europe, China, India, Latin America, the United Arab Emirates, and Jamaica.
Videos that usually lasts about 30 seconds and the features of the "2012 song Harlem Shake" by American electronic musician Baauer. Baauer song begins with a 15-second intro, drop the bass, and then 15 seconds with the bass, and the roar of the lion at the end of the first 30 seconds. Usually, the video begins with one person (often a helmet or masked) dancing to the song alone for 15 seconds, surrounded by other people do not notice or seem to realize individual dance. When the bass drops, the video cuts to a crowd of around doing crazy spastic dance for the rest of the video. Dancing style should not be confused with the original Harlem Shake dance. In addition, in the second half of the video, people often wear minimal clothes or crazy clothes or costumes while wielding strange props.
Performances from Harlem Shake with unpredictable consequences.
- In February 2013, the New York boys' ice hockey team lost their first-round playoff game as a result of the Harlem Shake video uploaded to YouTube. Video team, was shot in the locker room, depicting scantily clad team members, especially, one of the players wearing nothing but socks.
- Two Israeli soldiers received prison sentences, and one was also relieved of his command, after they posted a video of soldiers doing the Harlem Shake around guns, although they are reported to have told their commander project, taken care to ensure that no sensitive military equipment indicated, and request approval for video completion. The video is reported to have received a generally positive reaction from the mainstream Israeli media and online.
- In Russia, police arrested five people after they uploaded a video of themselves doing the Harlem Shake at the war memorial, army tanks from World War II.
- A group of up to 15 miners in Western Australia were dismissed for violating safety rules after uploading a video in which they performed the underground Harlem Shake.
- After what was described as an "incident" on the Harlem Shake plane from Colorado to San Diego, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration launched an investigation. The participants stated that they had to ask permission from a flight attendant before the show started, and that the seat belt sign was off at the time.
- In a controversial move, a student at St Hilda's College, Oxford lost a temporary job as a part-time library invigilator and student organizers fined after Harlem Shake video filmed at the college library. By way of contrast, Professor roger Ainsworth, Master of St Catherine University, Oxford, praised the students for their version of the meme, which he described as "the best example of the genre, at least in the UK".
- A religious education teacher at Caldicot Comprehensive School in Wales was suspended after the Harlem Shake video posted online that allegedly shows him dancing with a lifesize cardboard figure of Pope Benedict XVI. According to Monmouthshire council of teachers may have acted in an "unacceptable".
- The Washington Post reports that according to the National Coalition against Censorship, approximately 100 students in the United States has been suspended for participating in the various versions of the Harlem Shake Meme. NCAC Director Joan Bertin called the suspension a "disproportionate response by educators rather" to what he described as a "teen orgy".
- Facts about the Harlem Shake:
- Was first invented in 1981 by a man named "Al B" (read: albee), a resident in settlements Harlem, New York.
- Proverb once said Al B (albee) about this dance, "a drunken shake anyway, it's an alcoholic shakes, but it's fantastic, everybody appreciates it." (A drunken sway, a sway of alcoholics, however fantastic, everyone appreciates it.)
- Al B (albee) tells us that this dance comes from ancient Egypt, and describe what mummies do because their bodies wrapped in the shroud that wrapped around them. Because they can not move freely, then they shake (shake).
- More recently there is a trend in the form of internet memes relating to the dance, which is a 30-32 minute long video shows the display Harlem Shake in a witty or comedic impression and this video is viral, so many people vying to make video Youtube similar to getting hit as much as possible.
- Trends in Harlem Shake video via internet meme is due a song created a DJ named Harrison Bauer Rodrigues (born 30 April 1989) and has a stage name DJ Baauer.
- The song is divided: the first 15 seconds of music to accompany a mask or helmet with a dancing alone in a crowd of people who are unaware of its existence, until the sound of the bass down; then 15 seconds later all of a sudden the crowd dancing at random (shaking) with makeup and how to dress a mess, minimal and "crazy" like a man possessed or drunk (trance). And at the last second closed with a growling lion.
There are always people who do not know their identity by using a mask or helmet that dance in the beginning, I call it a man without soul (man without a soul) or beyond it as the presence of spirits (evil) is not known. Spirit came and rested on the crowd who are bored and do not wake up, they are not aware of the presence of evil spirits. Since no guard, told the man was like trance and acting weird, or better known as manifests.
So this dance is an expression of the soul that is empty or tired and as if to say, "Come on come on, come on in, we rasuklah, is our soul, rasuklah!" And continue like that. It looks fun, funny and creative, but it still is NOT without purpose. Remember the words of its creator was, that this dance comes from feeling drunk, alcoholic and no normal control and awareness, just like the trance or possession. Do not growl lion predation confirms the devil is going on?
Authors: John Gitoyo.
- http://windunatha.blogspot.com/2013/03/umpan-iblis-dalam-tarian-harlem-shake.html, March 5, 2013 11:52 AM.
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