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World Cup 2010 South Africa: The Kick-Off Celebration Concert Line-Up

Geschreven op 4-5-2010 - Erik van Erne. Geplaatst in Agenda, Sport Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

concert WK 2010 South AfricaFIFA and Control Room, a leading producer of global music events, today announced the final line-up of African and South African artists for the inaugural FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert.

Five-time South African Music Award (SAMA) winners Freshlyground, legendary South African musician Hugh Masekela, the Soweto-based Mzansi Youth Choir, two-time Grammy Award winners and three-time SAMA winners the Soweto Gospel Choir, as well as African hip hop artist K’NAAN, will take to the stage at Orlando Stadium in Soweto/Johannesburg on the eve of the opening match of the first FIFA World Cup on African soil.

“As South Africans we are proud to be hosting the first ever World Cup on African soil. I am very humbled and flattered to be part of this global event and am looking forward to the concert with great interest and excitement,” said Hugh Masekela.

Indeed this historic music event, which also features the earlier announced artists Alicia Keys, Amadou & Mariam, Angélique Kidjo, Black Eyed Peas, BLK JKS, John Legend, Juanes, Shakira, The Parlotones, Tinariwen, Vieux Farka Touré and Vusi Mahlasela, will be broadcast live worldwide.

It is scheduled to begin at 20.00 local time (GMT+2) on 10 June. Source and photo: FIFA

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  1. Erik van Erne zegt:

    24 mei 2010 om 12:07 | Permalink

    More local artists for Kick-Off Concert

    A few more of South Africa’s shining stars will grace the stage at the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration concert in 16 days time. They are Goldfish, Lira, Loyiso Bala Kwani Experience, Steadyrock!, Tumi Molekane and 340ML. Great news this is- and man of man is this concert going to kick ass! These artists join an already long list of stars like Alicia Keys, Freshlyground, John Legend, Shakira, The Parlotones, Angelique Kidjo, BLK JKS, The Black Eyed and many many more! 10th of June is when it goes down in South Africa at the newly renovated Orlando Stadium. Times South Africa

    SABC1 will be broadcasting it live from 4pm to the world, so be sure to check your local TV listings to find out more!

  2. Erik van Erne zegt:

    26 mei 2010 om 19:46 | Permalink

    FIFA President saddened by Siphiwo Ntshebe death

    Following the sad news of the sudden death of Siphiwo Ntshebe who was due to perform at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa on 11 June, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has today sent a message of condolence to the singer’s family, courtesy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa. Source: Fifa

    Siphiwo Ntshebe dies at just 34
    An opera singer chosen by Nelson Mandela to perform at the opening ceremony of the World Cup has died after a sudden illness. Siphiwo Ntshebe, 34, a tenor dubbed the “black Pavarotti”, died yesterday from meningitis. He had been admitted to hospital last week.

    Ntshebe went from humble beginnings, singing in a township church as a five-year-old, to studying at London’s Royal College of Music and performing throughout Europe. Source: Guardian

    This was a collaboration between the Vuvuzela Orchestra and the famous South African opera singer Siphiwo Ntshebe for the gala evening of the WEF held in Greenpoint in 2009. Shosholoza can be said to be South Africa’s Soccer Anthem. As is usual with African music the band members have to dance at the same time as playing a syncopated arrangement for seven notes. The song should be heard loud and clear during the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

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