Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Aboriginal dancers pay tribute to Michael Jackson

SIX-year-old Lauchlan Baker has become an internet celebrity

Northern Territory News

Thriller performance from Milingimbi
July 28th, 2009

The youngster from Milingimbi - a remote community about 500km east of Darwin - doesn't say much, but he's shown the world he can dance.

Lauchlan and his fellow Milingimbi Dancers wowed the crowds at the Royal Darwin Show over the weekend with their tribute to pop legend Michael Jackson.

The NT News filmed the group's rehearsal on Friday. It has now been viewed more than 20,000 times on, and YouTube.

The video's popularity ensured a huge crowd was on hand at the show on Saturday night to watch the dance troupe's encore performance.

Milingimbi Dancers co-ordinator Jeremiah Larrwanbuy Baker - Lauchlan's grandfather - said the dancers had been huge fans of Michael Jackson after watching him on ABC TV show Rage.

Mr Baker said the dance group had toured around Arnhem Land but hoped to take their tribute to Jackson around the country.


thanks to a colleague in Australia, who sent me this video

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