The “Harlem Shake” video craze has gone viral with the groups all over the world posting the dance videos, and the video meme has made its way to Bermuda with a local group organizing the “Bermy Shake.”
“Harlem Shake” is the title of a 2012 heavy bass instrumental track produced by Baauer. In February 2013, the song hatched a series of dance videos that begin with a masked individual dancing alone in a group before suddenly cutting to a wild dance party featuring the entire group.
Since the creation of the first video, the dance itself has gone viral from the United States, England, Germany, and now Bermuda courtesy of the Bermemes organised “Bermy Shake.”
BERMEMES decided to take Bermuda ‘to de world,’ creating a Bermudian version of the addicting Harlem Shake last Saturday. The anonymous entertainment group teamed up with various local artists and organizers in conjunction with local independent multimedia developer exist.multimedia.
Local participants described the vibe as “electric” and “hectic” with tons of energy. Daniel Oatley tweeted, “Most fun I’ve had in a while Bermemes, Great job on an awesome event.” Everyone was pumped up about showing off their love for their island.
Event coordinator and spokesperson for BERMEMES, Sloane Wilson described her experience saying that the atmosphere was “fun and light. The combination of young and old melting together for one unified outcome was amazing!”
The local Facebook group, now with over 5000 likes, launched their version of the viral hit today [Feb 27] on their Youtube channel, which has been gaining a steady stream of exposure ever since.
“We (BERMEMES) wanted to show the world that we can be just as big no matter how small the island may be. We had the platform to really push Bermuda and also a great reationship with exist.multimedia, so we drew up a concept that would not just engage Bermudians but tourists as well, in our own fun way.”
Articles that link to this one:
- exist.multimedia | Harlem Shake De Bermy Edition (#BermyShake) | February 28, 2013