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Behind Childish Gambino’s Dope Dance Moves In ‘This Is America’ Is This 23-Year-Old Black Woman

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Behind Childish Gambino’s Dope Dance Moves In ‘This Is America’ Is This 23-Year-Old Black Woman

By TonjaRenee via

Sherrie Silver also danced in the video!

As Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” continues to bask in viral sunshine, it has become universally agreed upon that one of the most fascinating parts of the video is Gambino’s dancing.

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Well, it turns out there is an amazing 23-year-old black woman behind those dances.

The viral music video’s choreographer Sherrie Silver sat down with Interview Magazine to discuss her creative process, how she got involved with the video and her introduction to Gwara Gwara.

Rwanda-born Silver grew up in England since the age of five. She started uploading YouTube videos of her African dancing while studying business marketing at university. It was her YouTube videos that got Gambino’s attention.

“Childish Gambino’s team reached out to me after seeing some of my dance videos online,” she recalled. “They saw one particular move that they liked, Gwara Gwara from South Africa, which we did in the video and also on SNL. I came up with different steps, taught …

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