Danc­ing in the Streets

Thou­sands of peo­ple at­tempt to smash a Guinness World Record by danc­ing the poco-poco a fort­night prior to the Asian Games

Indonesia Tatler - - Concierge -

In a bid to break a Guinness World Record, more than 65,000 peo­ple lined an 8km stretch of road from the Na­tional Mon­u­ment along Jl. MH Tham­rin and Jen­deral Sudirman on the car-free day of Au­gust 5. At 6:46am, a siren blew fol­low­ing the push of a but­ton by First Lady Iri­ana Joko Wi­dodo, and the mu­sic kicked off for the crowd to poco-poco to­gether to smash the world record. the Orig­i­nat­ing coun­try’s most in North pop­u­lar Su­lawesi com­mu­nity poco-poco craze is of the mo­ment. Eas­ily danced to the beat of cha-cha, calypso, or other 4/4 tem­pos, poco-poco gained pop­u­lar­ity at the turn of the new mil­len­nium. The new cen­tury ap­par­ently in­trigued peo­ple to try the dance form due to its en­er­getic steps and move­ments bor­rowed from the mil­i­tary’s rhyth­mic gym­nas­tics.

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