Slide Your Way Into an Obama Music Video

House Music Producer Shoots Video for 'Obama Slide'

There's plenty of ways for Barack Obama supporters to show their love for the president-elect. Wearing an Obama t-shirt, button or bumper sticker are just some of the most popular displays of affection, but this weekend is your chance to participate in a music video dedicated to Chicago's favorite son.

House music legend and Chicago native Farley JackMaster Funk released a song and dance called "The Obama Slide" a day before the election, and is shooting a video on Saturday. A promotional video for the song has already been released.

The song includes instructions on how to "slide dance," a form of line dancing popularized by tracks such as the Electric Slide and the Cha Cha Slide.

The shoot will take place at Kennedy-King College (63rd and Halsted) with a rehearsal at 10 a.m. and the shoot itself from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Performers are asked to bring a bio and head shot and must attend the rehearsal in order to perform.

Dancers are asked to wear an Obama t-shirt, white socks and blue jeans, plus any other memorabilia they may have, including hats, pom poms or flags.

Farley is credited with being one of the originators of house music from its inception in 1982, and worked in Chicago radio for more than 28 years, including a stint with the popular Hot Mix 5.

Email or call (773) 793-6043 to reserve a spot in the video.

Click here to listen to an audio version of the song.

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