Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)

Somehow I manage to see the amazing video of Shakira with the South African band Freshlyground performing FIFA theme song "Waka Waka". It opens with a goalie gearing up and facing a penalty shot, then cutting to Shakira in a grass skirt, looking fresh and vivacious and singing the song with four African women dancing alongside. Then it goes back and forth between scenes of men colliding, stressing, shouting and weeping over football, and women joyously dancing together to this delicious rhythm.

I wondered why they didn't just drop the football scenes and have everybody dance instead. So much more cooperative! Imagine if instead of football championships they had huge festivals (in places like South Africa) where everyone would dance and sing together. I'm sure a lot of people would love the idea -- but of course, men wouldn't settle for it.

2 comments:

essa musica nunca serĂ¡ esquecida..... adoreii d+

Shakira’s voice is great & she is very cute

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