Ghetto Kids Give Off Feel Good Vibe With Fresh Dance In Times Square NYC

Ugandan dance group Ghetto Kids gave off a real fresh vibe in a freewheeling dance performance in Times Square, New York City. The youth group showed off their talents by freestyling over a retro electronic music beat, with African chants and percussion mixed in. The young dancers put so much passion into their performance that you can’t help but smile watching them do their thing.

The dance begins with a girl who can’t be a day over seven years old, but she has some serious dance floor moves going on. Different dancers take the lead at various points, ranging in age from young children to teenagers, each showing off their unique moves. The kids draw quite a crowd in Times Square, and their performance was also popular on YouTube, with 8.9 million viewers tuning in. This made the Times Square dance by far the most popular video on the group’s YouTube channel.

The Ghetto Kids, formerly known as Triplets Ghetto Kids, were formed in 2014 by educator Dauda Kavuma. The group is made up of children aged from five to thirteen from the Katwe slums in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. The Ghetto Kids have made a name for themselves worldwide, with high-profile appearances such as performing at the 2022 FIFA World Cup and in French Montana’s hit music video “Unforgettable”.

The group was also a hit on Britain’s Got Talent last year, where they got the golden buzzer from judge Bruno Tonioli. They must have made quite an impression on Tonioli, as he gave them the first mid-performance golden buzzer ever on the show. The Ghetto Kids progressed all the way to the final in season 16, where they eventually placed sixth overall. Their journey on the series wasn’t done yet, as they also made a riotous appearance on America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League in January 2024.

Fans turned out big time online in support of The Ghetto Kids, adding comments in response to their Fantasy League appearance such as, “Obviously, they showed why they’re one of the best acts in the history of Britain’s Got Talent! They’re talented dancers that put a smile on everyone’s faces, including mine!” and “I will smile all night to this performance. These kids have done us proud. They deserve it all for their hard work.”

For more heartwarming and energetic dance performances, make sure to check out Ghetto Kids’ YouTube channel. You can also keep up with their latest dance routines, behind the scenes content, and their vibrant daily lives in Kampala, Uganda by following them on Instagram.

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