Song of the Week!

Random Quote

"Heard melodies are sweet , but those unheard are sweeter."
John Keats

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Soccer and Music

Don't you just love soccer? Don't you just love music? Well I have great news the new World Cup Hymn "Waka Waka:Esto Es Africa" is out. What better way to advertise the world cup than with Shakira and some of the best soccer players out there.

We all remember Shakira did the hit "Hips Don't Lie" for the 2006 World Cup. She is back with this years song. I like that it is Shakira again because besides the fact that she is from my same country, she is an artist that anyone can relate to. She is the type of singer that doesn't have any scandals and can truly be appreciated as an artist.

Shakira wrote and produced the song herself and the FIFA chose it to be the hymn of the World Cup. Shakira is accompanied in the song by a group called Freshlyground and will present the hit on July 11 in the closing ceremony of the tournament. The money made by downloads of the song is destined to go to the FIFAs projects. The song will be included in ‘Listen Up: The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album’ and like I said before for downloads.

The song has typical African instruments as well as pop drums in the background. Its a mixture of the old with the new that ads up to be an explosion of rhythms. You feel the essence of Africa as you listen to the song but you also get the traditional rhythms Shakira uses in all her songs. The song is going to be released in both English and in Spanish.

I don't know about you but I am pretty excited about the World Cup. Its not only the soccer but the fact that the whole world unites to watch it and well all the music that comes out is also a plus. So I hope you enjoy!