The Official World Cup Song has been released and the name is really catchy, Waka Waka This Time For Africa is the song performed by Shakira for the second time in a row. Keep reading to know this full interesting story plus take a look at the photos and video below.
Colombian singer Shakira was honored by performing the 2006 Official World Cup song along with Haitian singer Wyclef Jean called “Hips Don’t Lie”, this year Shakira once again has been selected by FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment to sing at the 2010 World Cup, along with the South African band Freshyground. The song Waka Waka This Time for Africa is really cool, the lyrics are well written and give the exact message to what the World Cup means to every fan all over the World that by listening to these kinds of songs feels closer to the Cup even if you are thousands of miles away. The song was written and produced by her.
"I am honored that Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) was chosen to be part of the excitement and the legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The FIFA World Cup is a miracle of global excitement, connecting every country, race, religion and condition around a single passion. It represents an event that has the power to unite and integrate, and that’s what this song is about." said Shakira.
The Video is really incredible as well, it will also be available in 3D soon, I can describe it to you, but I figure that it will be better if you can experience it by yourself. We added the Spanish version which we also suggest you to watch. The video is slightly different but equally terrific. I assure you you will be dancing and singing from the time it starts, you can’t help it the rhythm gets into you.
The song will be performed at the opening and closing ceremony on June 11 and July 11, but it be officially released on April 28, and it is also part of the World Cup official music album where local and international artists like Akon, K’naan, David Bisbal and Daddy Yankee among others that have contributed.
Now that you know more about Waka Waka This time for Africa and others songs in the 2010 World Cup, check out some cool photos and the videos below.
Waka Waka This Time for Africa Video
Waka Waka Por que esto es Africa Spanish Version Video
Photos: www.wenn.com, David Wears, Rodney Farah