The FIFA World Cup begins Thursday, June 12, 2014, and ends Sunday, July 13, 2014 and will take place in Brazil this year. In 2010, the FIFA World Cup took place in South Africa where Spain won the final match.
Shakira’s “Waka Waka” was the official song of the World Cup. It was the lead single from the album Listen Up!- The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup. “Waka Waka” has sold more than four million copies worldwide making it the best-selling and the fastest-selling World Cup anthem in the digital age. The song pays tribute to the South African culture-the phrase “Waka Waka” actually means to do something, as in a task. The chorus of the song is written in a Cameroonian language called “Fang”.
The music video to “Waka Waka” is awesome! Shakira shows dance moves that are native to South Africa. The video also features some players of the South Africa soccer team. During the video a young girl sings and dances. I thought that it was nice because she is bringing everyone together, no matter the age or race. The video and song brought everyone together at the FIFA World Cup.
-Crispi (Grade 10)