Thursday, June 24, 2010

Africa Sound Power: Football Music

So the Vuvuzela is getting hated on something serious, journalists and visiting players are being robbed left and right at their hotels and on the streets, and it looks like none of the continent's teams will stand a chance in hell at the first World Cup hosted in their own backyard. Life's great for Africa right about now, isn't it? Here's some sounds from the continent to help ease the pain:

Africa Plays On from the 2006 Fifa World Cup.

Not exactly from the continent, but funky football music nonetheless. The Football EP featuring Soulpatrol (2006) from Compost Records.

I know, I know. This has absolutely nothing to do with football, but I just had to throw this one in there. I mean, come on...he's a young cat from South Africa doing his thing on the electronic scene! Joburg's own Spoek Mathambo! His debut album Mshini Wam is due out on BBE Records this Fall! Check out his first single, "Gwababa (Don't Be Scared)":

SPOEK MATHAMBO & MSHINI WAM - GWABABA (DON'T BE SCARED) from spoek mathambo on Vimeo.

Download some of his mixtapes here.

And of course, there's Somalian born K'naan's "Waving Flag," the official theme of the 2010 World Cup games. The World Cup version features Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram:

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