Childish Gambino Choreographer Shows Moves Behind "This Is America"

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Sherrie Silver delivered on her promise. 

The choreographer for Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” promised fans that when the smash hit video surpassed 100 million views on YouTube, she would show viewers how to do the moves Donald Glover and his backup dancers pull off. Now that the clip has skyrocketed to 120 million and counting, Silver has uploaded a seven-minute clip where she runs through the choreography. 

The Rwanda-born artist tells Glamour that Glover’s team reached out after seeing her past work, especially clips incorporating children. She says, "I basically wanted to bring my authentic style from different parts of Africa -- not just my country -- because I felt that it was very important to represent a lot of the continent… With the song being called 'This is America,' I wanted to make sure that there were some American references as well. That’s why you got dances in there like the Shoot and the Reverse and the Nene. And, obviously, Donald added his own style of movement.”

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