Video – Irish people dance like Brazilians

Irish people challenged to ‘dance like Brazilians’ at Dun Laoghaire pier

A video of Irish people dancing ‘like Brazilians’ after accepting a challenge from a bossa nova group has gone down a storm in the Irish media.

The challenge was thrown down by Tom Speers, who was directing a video for Irish/Brazilian group Nova Collective.

Speers approached Irish people who visited the pier in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin this week and played them Nova Collective’s new single ‘Samba de Amor’.

Irish people challenged to ‘dance like Brazilians’ at Dun Laoghaire pier

He then issued the challenge to ‘dance like a Brazilian’.

They gave it their all and looked they had a lot of fun. Some even looked like they had some decent moves.

Bossa nova is a form of music that originated in Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s. It is derived from samba and fused with jazz and means ‘new trend’.

Nova Collective are an eight piece Irish based band led by pianist Louis Ryan.

They are delighted with the efforts put in for their video by the Irish people on the pier.

They wrote on their social media pages: “Had the most amazing time filming our music video last weekend!

“Beautiful sunny weather, handsome cameramen, and people walking the pier were very brave (yes brave!) and happy to volunteer with us from start to close!”

Ceck out Nova Collective’s Facebook page for more information.

Take a look at the video below.

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