Oxford students shake hips for charity

Pop star Shakira has praised Out of the Blue – a male cappella group – for a remake of her video Hips Don’t Lie. The video features a 15-members group from Oxford and Oxford Brookes University dressed in suits shaking their legs around the city of Oxford.

The video made in aid of Oxford children’s hospice Helen and Douglas House has so far received over 200,000 views on YouTube. It went viral on Youtube after the Pop star praised the group on Twitter “Hey @ooboxford, we LOVE your a capella Shak medley! ¡Nos encanta este medley que han hecho!,”

The video also includes excerpts from the songs ‘Waka Waka’ and ‘Whenever, Wherever’.

Speaking of his surprise, graduate Joshua Barr who features in the video said, “We couldn’t believe we were tweeted by Shakira. On the Facebook post she signed it off personally so we knew she had actually watched the video, which is amazing.”

“We’ve recorded the song for charity and all the proceeds go to the hospice Helen and Douglas House, so the most exposure it gets, the better.”

Helen & Douglas House Hospice for Children and Young Adults is a registered hospice charity based in Oxford, UK. They provide free palliative, respite, end-of-life, and bereavement care for children and young adults, and their families.

Helen House was the world’s first children’s hospice, founded in 1982. Douglas House followed in 2004, to provide the same services for young adults between the ages 16 – 35. Both houses were named after their first visitors, and they haven’t stopped growing since.


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