Friday, June 11, 2010

2010 soccer world cup kick off concert in Soweto, South Africa

The small township of Soweto was rocked by some of the biggest names in the music industry, like Shakira, the Black Eyed Peas and Alicia Keys, in a concert to kick-off the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The stars performed on the eve of Africa's first World Cup at in a jam-packed Orlando stadium

Shakira, wearing an animal print, waka waka-ed the anthem and dance of the World Cup.

Dressed in a zebra print leotard and an ostrich plume skirt, the diva from Barranquilla gave a sizzling performance of She Wolf followed by famous Hips don't lie, which made the crowd dance to her tune.

Tens of thousands of people braved temperatures below 10 degrees in Johannesburg, where K'naan stole the show with his football anthem Wavin' Flag.

Long after he left the stage, the crowd was still chanting "Oh, oh, oh."

President Jacob Zuma told the 34,000 capacity crowd, "South Africa is rocking, South Africa is cool."

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