Okay, so I've posted on a topic similar to this before here. It's no secret that I love the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and so it touches me when people come together to honor him. He was the greatest entertainer of all time, in my opinion, and I think that one legacy he left behind was that no matter what you thought about him, you can't deny that he brought people together.
The ridiculously awesome videos that I'm going to share with you in this post are of a group of people who are now quite famous for their hard work and dedication in proving that fact. They've been dubbed the Filipino dancing inmates. Why? Well, because they are made up of 1,500 plus inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines, and they are amazing.
Description of video: A tribute performed by 1,500 CPDRC Inmates on June 27, 2009 in memory of Michael Jackson. Completed in 10 hours after receiving word that the King of Pop passed away. May he always be remembered. "Ben" and "I'll be there" were sung by Michael when he was still younger! "We are the World" was composed and organized by MJ.
Check out Thriller, below.
Then, it was a general tribute to Michael Jackson, seen below.
Then, they took on Dangerous.
Now, they've given us "They Don't Really Care About Us."
The reason why this one is special is because of the three obvious leaders of this group. The head of the operation is Travis Payne, Michael Jackson's longtime primary choreographer. With him are two dancers, Daniel Celebre and Dres Reid, who helped the inmates to learn one of the performances from THIS IS IT.
I think it's fantastic that they were able to do something constructive while in prison, and hey - they have given a great gift to the world. Every video makes you want to move - they hit everything wonderfully!
I definitely think MJ would be proud, and so touched that they chose to honor him through dance. I hope you enjoyed this, and if you know a Michael Jackson fan, send this post their way. I know that they'll enjoy it!
Until next time,
Miss Chicken Wing