Sunday, June 28, 2009
Tribute to MJ from the Philippines
Over 1,500 inmates of the provincial jail in the central Philippine province of Cebu put on a two-hour show in honour of their hero, Michael Jackson. Faced with prison terms of at least 20 years for crimes such as murder, drug trafficking and robbery, inmates find dancing to uplifting music such as Jackson's improves their lifestyle. The prisoners rose to Internet fame a couple of years ago with an exercise regime featuring Thriller. In saffron uniforms and zombie make-up, the prisoners strutted and glided to Thriller, knowing the steps by heart thanks to their monthly dancing exercises. In the recent display they added interpretations of other Jackson hits such as I'll Be There, We Are The World, and Ben, which they choreographed overnight. The spectacle was observed by many tourists.