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Video: “Waka Waka – This Time For Africa!”

“Waka Waka!”

Not only is Africa famous for its unique beauty but its rhythm, and music. The continent is indeed a melodious one and everybody and thing contribute to this wonderful harmony. It’s largely in Africa that natural sounds like the ones made by wild animals, waterfalls, wind, or rainfall are incorporated into music. Consider the first audio from the African-themed movie – The Ghost and The Darkness attached on my homepage.

Waka waka is an African phrase meaning “Do It!” In the video below, many African styles and choreography are promoted. I must add that the average African music is typically performed energetically. Few foreign artists could display the energy Shakira sported in the video. It’s a decade-old but an enjoyable video. Kudos to Shakira.

Song Facts

Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)” is a song by Colombian singer Shakira, featuring the South African band Freshlyground. It was released on 7 May 2010 as the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which was held in South Africa.

Written, composed, and produced by Shakira and John Hill, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” is a song whose lyrics encourage one to aim for their goals like a soldier on a battlefield.


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