Young people in Tunisia are posting videos of themselves dancing to Pharrell’s Happy song as a form of defiance.

Islamists have said the dancing is just “debauchery and moral decay” but the videos have received tens of thousands of hits and loads of support. Their coming to power heralds the death of music and dance so dancing is a really good way of challenging their regression.

In March of last year, Tunisian high school students did a protest version of the Harlem Shake pitting them against the Islamists.

You know the well known saying: If I can’t dance I won’t join your revolution…

It should now say: “I’ll dance to defend my revolution…”

Here are some of the videos:

(Via Marieme Helie Lucas)


  1. =8)-DX says

    Now I want to go to Tunisia. Hope they manage and show the rest of the region what the Arab spring was really meant to be about.

  2. says

    Brilliant posting. Teenagers doing what teenagers are supposed to do. Reminds me of the film “Footloose” which pitted the Christian Hardliners against the young generation.


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