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THE ARAB WAY: Pinoy-Emiratis take on ‘Tala’ dance challenge with a twist

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Jan. 15, 20 | 7:23 am

screenshot from Mga Arabong Pasaway video

The ‘Tala’ dance challenge seems it won’t die down anytime soon as it has now reached the United Arab Emirates.

A group of Pinoy-Emiratis joined the dance craze and created a version of it the Arab way.

In an interview with The Filipino Times, the four friends behind the video did not want to identify their names. They said they enjoy the dance challenge as much as Filipinos do.

In the video, three of them can be seen grooving in various places. One of them was the one who shot their music video.

They uploaded their video on the Facebook page, “Mga Arabong Pasaway”.

They took the challenge to the next level by dancing ‘Tala’ as soon as they wake up, in the grocery store, at the ice skating rink, and even on the escalator.

The Pinoy-Emiratis were not daunted by the flood as they have taken it to the streets as well.

They told TFT that they choreographed the entire dance video on their own and shot the videos in various places including Al Ain, Abu Dhabi.

“Plano naming gawin ‘yung sayaw na Tala pero nagbago [ang] isip namin at gusto namin ilagay [at gawing] nakakatawa at makapagpapasaya [kapag] papanoorin [yung] video kaya ganun [ang] ginawa po namin… Ginawa naming bago at nakakatawa ang idea para maiba yung sayaw na Tala,” one of the four Pinoy Emirati told TFT.

“Lumaki kami sa dalawang culture, Emirati sa father side at Pinoy sa mother side,” he narrated, saying that they wanted to embrace their Filipino roots as well even if they had spent most of their lives in the UAE.

Watch their video below:

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