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Shakira Records Offical Song for 2010 FIFA World Cup

Shakira FreshlygroundShakira has teamed up with South African artist Freshlyground to bring us 'Waka Waka (This Time For Africa).' Written and co-produced by Colombian singer Shakira and long time collaborator John Hill, the song has been elected as the Official Song for the forthcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Borrowing the well-known Cameroonian marching chant used by the group Golden Voices, the track features Afro-Colombian instrumentation and Southern African guitar beats.

Shakira and Freshlyground will be performing the song at at the Closing Ceremony for the FIFA World Cup Final on July 11 at the Johannesburg Soccer City Stadium. The song will be available via digital outlets the week of May 11, where all proceeds will benefit FIFA's official 2010 World Cup campaign.

"The FIFA World Cup is a miracle of global excitement, connecting every country, race, religion and condition around a single passion," says Shakira. "It represents an event that has the power to unite and integrate, and that's what this song is about." For more details about the song and other music news, refer to the links below.

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