Lip dub and independence

Do you know what a Lip dub is? It’s the new craze on the Internet. A group of people are filmed while they listen to a song and pretend to sing it. Later on, in post editing, the film is dubbed over with the original audio of the song. The result is a music video. It needs three characteristics to become a succesful Lip dub: the appearance of spontaneity and authenticity, and participation. Usually this videos are done in a single shot that moves through different areas.

Recently, on October 24, 2010, a Lip dub video was recorded in the city of Vic (Catalonia) with the participation of almost six thousand people. The World Records Academy awarded the World Record to this video for having the highest participation ever.

There is more to this video, though. Its title is “Lip dub for the independence”, the independence of Catalonia and all the Catalan Countries –aside from Andorra which is alredy independent. The idea behind was to make known to all the world that Catalonia is a nation that should be independent. The song played is “La Flama” (The Flame) composed by the band “Obrint pas” from Valencia.


About Shaudin Melgar-Foraster

University professor and writer
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4 Responses to Lip dub and independence

  1. Dolors says:


  2. Andrew says:

    Wow, I found that to be a touching demonstration by the Catalans of what great solidarity they have as a nation!

  3. It’s amazing!
    This video already had more than 600,000 views.

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