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World Bank nominee Jim Yong Kim rapped and danced at Dartmouth

March 23, 2012|By Jim Puzzanghera
  • This still photo taken from a video provided by Dartmouth University shows the school's president Jim Yong Kim performing at the annual Dartmouth Idol music competition on March 4, 2011.
This still photo taken from a video provided by Dartmouth University shows… (AFP/Getty Images )

Reporting from Washington — President Obama's nominee to head the World Bank, Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim, is more than just an expert on global health issues -- he's a pretty mean rapper and dancer.

Kim busted some moves last year in the finals of a music competition called "Dartmouth Idol," performing in a studded, white leather jacket, white fedora and funky sunglasses along with the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir.

Kim sang parts of "The Time of My Life" from the movie "Dirty Dancing" and "Dirty Bit" from the Black Eyed Peas.

Kim's performance was on a video (about two minutes into the video below) shown at the competition, according to a blog post at the time from Dartmouth's Hopkins Center for the Arts. In 2010, Kim jumped up on the stage during Dartmouth's annual version of "American Idol" and joined six students in a tribute to Michael Jackson.

On Friday, Obama nominated Kim to replace Robert Zoellick as president of the World Bank.

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