Shakira: World Cup “Waka Waka”


Shakira closed out the FIFA World Cup Kick-off Celebration Concert in Soweto, South Africa on Thursday night (June 10).

Getting quite the applause from the packed 40,000 seat Orlando Stadium crowd, the Colombian beauty took the stage with a local group called Freshlyground to perform an array of tunes including the World Cup official song, "Waka Waka".

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During the course of the festive evening, other acts taking the stage included South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, blind duo Amadou & Mariam, Alicia Keys and John Legend.

On the eve of the first day of the 2010 World Cup tournament, Archbishop Desmond Tutu rallied the crowd, proudly stating, "We welcome you all. For Africa is the cradle of humanity, so we welcome you home."