Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Michael Jackson's influence in the Phillipines

Two years ago, the inmates at Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines re-created the video from Michael Jackson's iconic "Thriller," and the video went viral:

Two years later, in commemoration of Jackson's death, the men have performed a routine to a medley of Jackson songs from the Dangerous album:

I'm not sure what to say about these videos or what to think about them. I do find them utterly fascinating and they are hypnotic to watch. And I'm not sure why Jackson's music and dance/videos seem to be so powerful for these inmates that they would re-create them in minute and accurate detail. Thoughts anyone?

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