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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What Do You Make of Shakira's World Cup Song ?

I just came across the official anthem for the FIFA 2010 World Cup games, which is sung by Shakira. The song is called Waka Waka- Time for Africa. Her selection as the lead singer has created quite a controversy. Many are arguing that Africa has such tremendous musical talent , so why not showcase this talent. I don’t quite know what to make of it. I like the message but is the visual a bit stereotypical and who is Shakira to give this message and why not a real South African singer? Click on the link below and watch the video and tell me what you think.

1 comment:

Anna Renee said...

I wasn't feeling it. Of all people, Shakira! Why? Being an old lady, I would have preferred Ladysmith Black Mambazo, or Hugh Masakela. Next would have been any positive hip hop South African artists, or Christian, or reggae or soul or anything except Shakira. I'm sorry, it's not a racist thing, but a South African thing!! They should be the singers of the World Cup song--since its being held in their own country!!