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Posted by on Jun 11, 2010 in Entertainment, Joburg | 10 comments

2010 World Cup Kick-Off Concert Celebration Video Highlights

Shakira. Alicia Keys. John Legend. Black Eyed Peas. Parlotones. BLK JKS. K’Naan. And Desmond Tutu. 30,000 in attendance. Millions watching live and online. 5 Twitter worldwide trending topics. Here’s the reasons why:

[Most of the clips include Russian?? comments & introductions]

The lovely Alicia Keys. She brought the house down by replacing New York with Joburg in Empire State of Mind. And if that wasn’t good enough, she gets the BLK JKS guys out with her and covers the Brenda Fassie classic Too Late for Mama! We think she’d be better suited as Alicia Mhkize!

K’naan does an incredible job marketing Coke-Cola and obviously took note of our “Fly the Flag” initiative. Goosebumps will be felt by all when you see all the flags waving in the crowd.

Hmm. Those hips sure don’t lie. No siree bob! Waka Waka! It’s the hip-shaker with SA’s very own Freshlyground on stage with a cast of hundreds! Pretty funky finale! We kept hoping that Shakira would lose the hula skirt though…

Black Eyed Peas in all their glory. Fergie in a little less than that, getting close to showing the planet her glory. I got a feeling tonight’s gonna be a good night for someone, especially if they meet her halfway!

Only enough time for a very short set from the mascara mavericks, but what a stage for them to showcase their undeniable talents. Go you good things – push them to the floor!

Another short set, this time from BLK JKS, but after their ‘duet’ with Alicia earlier I’m sure they are not complaining. Great work guys!

One very, very excited Archbishop Desmond Tutu!

More videos are on Pulsan59s’ Youtube channel.

Also, the web stream broadcasters VEVO have the full concert running on a loop for all to see what they missed.

Have no idea what this concert was all about? Where have you been hiding?! Go read this post immediately!



    The SHAKIRA WAKA WAKA is now cool after that performance.

    • The Arch was tripping! The man's enthusiasm is infectious.

      Think my personal highlights were Alicia Keys and BLK JKS, Vusi Mahlasela and okay, I grant her the dues, Shakira. Again though she'd take the win if she'd lost that bizarre hula skirt!

      • Ja, even she says "THIS IS AFRICA" not some island……

        Must say, loved her shoes…

  2. Shakira was the best part of this whole concert. She is gorgeous.

  3. managed to catch some of it via your vevo link. Looked like a hell of a party!

    Alicia Keys = hot, hot, hot!!

    Shakira = double hotter!! Those hip grinds… grrrrrr!

    • It was OFF THE HOOK!


  4. Okay, okay.

    The Only Cin is finally feeling it.

  5. Yeah, it's good, very useful, thanks 🙂

  6. woooooooooooooooooow as `we all AFRICAN ARE "FEEL IT IT IS HERE"


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