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In 2014, Sauti Sol introduced a unique dance called Lipala for their song ‘Sura Yako’.

On Saturday, 25 July, 2015, the Kenyan group performed the song at Nairobi’s State House at a dinner in honour of the President of the United States President Barack Obama. Their performance got Obama as well as, the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta doing their signature dance steps.

Last weekend, the US President visited Kenya for two days with the aim of boosting trade and security ties in east Africa.

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The Lipala dance was created by Sauti Sol and the Sarakasi dancers almost a year ago. Watch as the dignitaries dance along in the video below:

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