Shakira World Cup Theme Song “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)”


“Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)” English Version

Have you heard Shakira’s new song, “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)?” The single, which features Freshlyground — a South African Afro-fusion band formed in Cape Town — is the official theme song for the FIFA 2010 World Cup, which kicks off in South Africa this summer.


“Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)” Spanish Version

The uptempo track — full of traditional African beats mixed with modern pop rhythms — will be available for download the week of May 11.

Both Shakira and Freshlyground will perform the anthem live at the Johannesburg Soccer City Stadium during the World Cup Final Closing Ceremony on July 11.