Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Star-studded World Cup concert to air live
by Julian Quisquater, May 27th, 2010 12:38AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[TV WATCH] With America's interest in the World Cup at an all-time high, ESPN2 is taking full advantage by broadcasting complete live coverage of the Kick-Off Celebration Concert a day before the tournament begins. The event takes place at the 30,000-seat Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg June 10 (2 pm ET). A highlight presentation of the concert will be shown on ABC during primetime on June 11 at 8 pm. ET/PT.

The 3-hour extravaganza is being hailed as the biggest entertainment event in South African history, and will feature prominent American artists Alicia Keys, the Black Eyed Peas and John Legend, as well as Colombian stars Shakira and Juanes.

The concert will also feature a wide array of notable artists from across the African continent, including Mali’s Amadou & Mariam, Tinariwen and Vieux Farka Touré, as well as Benin’s Angélique Kidjo and Somalia’s K’Naan.

South Africa’s musical talent will also be on display with artists including BLK JKS, Lira, Mzansi Youth Choir, The Parlotones and Vusi Mahlasela.

Somali artist K’Naan, who spent part of his youth in Canada, has been making waves in the American music industry since his hit song, “Waving Flag,” became the 2010 World Cup’s official anthem. His music blends hip-hop vocal delivery with socially conscious lyrics that often highlight his experiences growing up in Mogadishu.



BLK JKS recently made headlines by partnering with the Netherland’s Tiesto, the world’s most famous electronic music DJ, to produce the hit track “Dreaming.”



With such a diverse collection of outstanding musical talent from across the globe, the concert is sure to enhance the buzz that is already surrounding what is expected to be the most highly watched World Cup in U.S. history.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
'Caps and Sounders kick off CCL group play in August    
Two more Cascadia Cup matches in August and September have been added to the 2015 calendar ...
ICYMI | MLS: Gerrard arrives in L.A.    
Midfielder Steven Gerrard has arrived in Southern California to start the MLS phase of his illustrious ...
Scouting Report: USA must put foot on pedal to Germans    
The USA and Germany have not played in more than two years, but there will be ...
Video Pick: An impressive collection of MLS golazos    
Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Olmes Garcia (Real Salt Lake), Darlington Nagbe (Portland), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose) ...
What They're Saying: Silvia Neid     
"You meet in the lobby, the elevator. Even if you know and like each other, it's ...
ICYMI | MLS: New York showdown turns one-sided    
New York City FC did not give a good impression for Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo, ...
What They're Saying: Camille Abily    
"At some point, they have to stop taking us for idiots." -- French midfielder Camille Abily, ...
Copa America: Argentina survives, Brazil ousted in shootouts    
The semifinals at the 2015 Copa America are set: host Chile vs. Peru and Argentina vs. ...
USL Weekend: Rhinos stay unbeaten, Jamieson scores twice    
The Rochester Rhinos defeated the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, 1-0, as the USL's top defense shut down the ...
Video Pick: Beautiful Bicycle Kick in Norway     
It was Matthias Vilhjalmsson's sixth goal in 12 appearances for Norwegian Tippeligaen team IK Start -- ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives