Obama shows off dance moves with Kenyan pop stars
US President Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta joined a pop group in the traditional Lipala dance
After speaking on human rights issues in Kenya, President Barack Obama wrapped his visit to the country dancing with some of its famous pop stars, reported the Daily Mail on Sunday.
The Kenyan afro-pop band, Sauti Sol, were performing at the State House dinner that was hosted by Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, when President Obama stood up for a dance.
Mr. Obama was then joined by the entire top table, which included the Kenyan president and first lady Margaret Kenyatta, as well as U.S. national security adviser, Susan Rice, and Mr. Obama's half-sister Auma, to perform the Lipala dance.
The Lipala, a traditional dance, has recently received renewed popularity after being reworked by Sauti Sol earlier this year in their song Sura Yako.
The song, which translates to English from Swahili as "Your Face", became a quick hit with people posting videos of themselves dancing it on YouTube.
“To the right to the left, to the left,” Sauti Sol group leader Bien-Aimé Baraza told Obama when the president asked how to do the dance.
Obama, who has previously made headlines for his moves throughout his presidency, quickly picked up the steps during the Nairobi event.