In 1995, Latin pop group Los del Río released the “Macarena” song and dance, and it ushered in a new era of line dancing. But whereas the somewhat campy song might work for a lit elementary school function, it might not work as well for a turnt Black family gathering.
Thanks to DJ Casper of Chicago, a missing void was filled when he dropped the “Cha Cha Slide” in 2000. It was full of easy steps that definitely got the party started, no matter if you were a “slide to the left” type of gal or “hands on your knees” type of partner.
If you’ve ever spent your life going to a Black function and this song wasn’t played…
Shame on the DJ.
Black Legacy: Viral Dance Culture Would Be Nothing Without These Music Icons was originally published on globalgrind.com