Djuki Mala review – playful Yolngu dance numbers from cheeky YouTube stars

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Arnhem Land troupe formerly known as the Chooky Dancers turn tradition on its head with thrilling interpretations of Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Barry White

In 2007 a group of dancers from Elcho Island in Arnhem Land achieved global recognition via YouTube. The video, shot on a mobile phone, is of 10 young men, some wearing loincloths, dancing to a techno version of Zorba the Greek on a basketball court. It has been viewed more than 2.5m times.

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Source: Guardian Dance News

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