Monday, July 6, 2015

World Cup Kickoff Concert with Shakira, John Legend, BLK JKS, Alicia Keys, Etc.

The futbul doesn't get started until Friday when host South Africa goes against Mexico in the first game of World Cup 2010. The spectacle begins today, however, with an internationalist pop concert headlined by Shakira, who sings this year's World Cup song, "Waka Waka," as well as Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Juanes, and Alicia Keys. And since Kaka et. al. will be doing their kicking in South Africa, there are actually a lot of worthwhile African acts on the bill, including Anjelique Kidjo, Tinariwien, Vieux Farka Toure, BLK JKS, K'naan and the Soweto Gospel Choir, among others. The show starts at 2 this afternoon and can be streamed live on Vevo here.

World Cup Kickoff Concert with Shakira, John Legend, BLK JKS, Alicia Keys, Etc.

0 comments

The futbul doesn't get started until Friday when host South Africa goes against Mexico in the first game of World Cup 2010. The spectacle begins today, however, with an internationalist pop concert headlined by Shakira, who sings this year's World Cup song, "Waka Waka," as well as Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Juanes, and Alicia Keys. And since Kaka et. al. will be doing their kicking in South Africa,  there are actually a lot of worthwhile African acts on the bill, including Anjelique Kidjo, Tinariwien, Vieux Farka Toure, BLK JKS, K'naan and the Soweto Gospel Choir, among others. The show starts at 2 this afternoon and can be streamed live on Vevo here

Previously: Monae, Monae

Inquirer Music Critic
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

Join Dan as he blogs about music and other forms of popular culture

Dan DeLuca Inquirer Music Critic
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter