President Obama showed off his dance moves to the music of Kenyan pop group Sauti Sol during a state banquet in Nairobi. (Video: Sauti Sol/Instagram)

NAIROBI -- This was no ordinary state dinner.

President Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta didn't just toast each other Saturday night, they danced together.

The meal featured the usual toasts between leaders, complete with effusive praise and a heavy emphasis on Obama's Kenyan connections.

Kenyatta said to Obama that during this visit, "You returned riding on the wings of history as a president of historic consequence for America, for Africa, and most importantly, for Kenya."

Obama noted that Kenyatta's father -- Kenya's first president after independence in 1963 -- and his own crossed paths. Though the two came from rival tribes, Obama did not mention that aspect of their relationship.

"And our fathers were people who lived at the same time, and went through independence of this country at the same time, and took different paths, obviously," he said. "My father was significantly younger. And it’s true that it would have been hard for them to imagine how their sons might be sitting here today."

At a state dinner in his father's homeland of Kenya, President Obama made a joke about his birth certificate. (Video: Reuters)

But the real fun began after a Kenyan group called Sauti Sol serenaded Obama in English and Swahili and with the song "Coming Home."  They started by paying homage to the first lady. "We are so sad that our mother Michelle could not come," the lead singer said.

Once the band started to dance Obama got up, buttoned his jacket and joined in. The entire head table -- as well as several guests -- moved together with (semi) synchronized steps to the music, with Obama sandwiched between his national security adviser Susan Rice and his sister Auma Obama, from his father's first marriage. The group played other hits, including "Sura Yako."

And finally, the president sang. The Nairobi youth orchestra and choir performed after Sauti Sol, accompanying President Kenyatta's niece, Kavi Pratt, a vocalist. When she began singing "At Last," POTUS sang along without a mike.

The next stop on Obama's Africa trip is Ethiopia, where another state dinner will take place Monday night. No word on whether dancing and singing will take place.