Watch: President Obama Joins an Impromptu Line Dance During Kenya State Dinner
Obama cut the tiniest bit of a rug Saturday night while attending a state dinner alongside Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and other Kenyan officials.
The festive event included a serenade from the popular group Sauti Sol, which soon turned into several more songs, which soon turned into Obama buttoning up his jacket and joining them onstage, which soon turned into a line dance featuring both presidents and several more guests, including Obama’s sister Auma.
According to onlookers, they were dancing the traditional Lipala dance, which Sauti Sol repurposed as a response to “Gangnam Style.”
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The rest of the evening was no less colorful: There were toasts between the leaders; and a Nairobi youth orchestra and choir performed, accompanying Kenyatta’s niece Kavi Pratt.
When Pratt began to sing “At Last” – which Obama knows well – the president sang along without a mic.