definitions for the phrase “Waka Waka”

This is my mates Kevin McCallum’s sport column I have lifted it from iol.co.za ..have a read and email him at kmc. The piece is a good laugh

The Urban Dictionary has a good few different definitions for the phrase “Waka Waka”, which is also the title of the official World Cup anthem (Waka Waka – it’s time for Africa). Waka Waka is the noise that Pacman makes when he eats a dot; it is also the sound Fozzie, the bear from The Muppets, makes after he tells a joke; and, for those who still play vinyl, it is the sound DJs used to make when they “scratched”.

Hmmm … Pacman, Fozzie and a noise made by moving something the wrong way – sounds like the perfect definition of the official World Cup anthem. The voice of Shakira, whose hips don’t lie, sounds a little like Pacman munching her way through a series of lyrics so cliched they seem to have either been cobbled together from a collection of primary school poems or first team rugby pep talks.

Still, there are some small mercies. The Parlotones aren’t singing it so we can be sure that it won’t end up on an advertisement for fried chicken, short-term insurance or a supermarket chain any time soon. Mind you, Safa have not yet announced whether there will be an official song for Bafana, but as they struggle to organise matches and accommodation for their own team, it is highly unlikely.

England will not have an official World Cup song, which has been greeted with some relief by their countrymen. They have had some crackers in the past: New Order wrote World in Motion for the 1990 tournament which was co-written by Keith Allen, the father of Lily.

David Beckham’s future missus, the rest of the Spice Girls, Echo and the Bunnymen and the Lightning Seeds sang (How does it feel to be) On top of the world? Then Becks got sent off against Argentina and England got knocked out, so that didn’t work.

However, one England fan, the incomparable Mark E Smith of legendary indie band The Fall, has recorded an unofficial World Cup song for England called England’s Heartbeat. The lyrics are a bit feisty: “This is not 1974, this is not 1976, you are not at Stamford Bridge, but you are on a Boer Ridge”, and “take care of the invention of your nation”, “socks up at last or be a Brazilian breakfast”.

It’s certainly a lot better than “Waka Waka oh oh” and “Waka Waka eh eh”. Waka Waka is, I fear, kaka kaka.

· This is Kevin McCallum’s sport column, which appears on Fridays in The Star . Email him at kmc.

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The first look at one of the official 2010 compilations hitting shelves 31st May 2010.

The first look at one of the official 2010 compilations hitting shelves on the 31st May 2010.

Hello Afrika – Popular hit tracks by contemporary superstar African artists from all over the continent inspired by the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Tracklisting:

DISC 1

ARTIST

1 VUSI MAHLASELA WHEN YOU COME BACK (ITV THEME)

2 JUDY BAILEY FEATURING UJU SPIRIT OF FREEDOM

3 NAMELESS COMING HOME

4 TAU EA MATSEKHA (MATSEKHA GROOVES) BAFANA BAFANA

5 TERNIELLE NIELSON, JASON HARTMAN, UJU, LOUISE CARVER, AYA & DEEP LEVEL SHOSHOLOZA 2010

6 MALAIKA WE ARE READY

7 KHETHI UMQOMBOTHI (AFRICAN BEER)

8 ARMY WHITE/ASEM GREEN/BLACK TIE/RICHIE GOLD/EEZY BLACK SEXY AFRICA’S MOMENT

9 MAGIC SYSTEM ZOUGLOU DANCE

10 GAVIN HARDKISS MUNDO VIA AFRICA

11 BROTHERS OF PEACE ZINBI ‘NDABA (VICTORY SONG)

12 TKZEE VS GOLDFISH SHIBOBO 2 (I JUST WANNA)

13 TUMI FEATURING ZUBZ VICTORIOUS

14 NTANDO, JASON HARTMAN, NHLANHLA NCIZA, KESHA, TEARGAS, SIPHOKAZI RIZE UP MZANZI

DISC 2

ARTIST
1 LORRAINE CLAASEN AFRICA CALLING

2 ANGELIQUE KIDJO/BAABA MAAL/MINGAS/ERIC WAINAINA/HHP/YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA/ 8 GOALS AWAY
OLIVER MTUKUDZI/SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR/HUGH MASEKELA

3 FRESHLYGROUND I AM AN AFRICAN

4 TUMI FEATURING DANYEL WARO STILL NOT FREE

5 CAPSOLYS AFRICA NEW

6 UJU TAKE THE WORLD

7 ARNO CARSTENS FEEL IT- BRENDAN JURY REMIX

8 PARLOTONES COME BACK HEROES

9 JUST JINJER FEATURING TUMI NOW IS THE TIME

10 NNEKA FROM AFRICA 2 U

11 ANJELIQUE KIDJO KELELE

12 MOH DEDIOUF AFRICA

13 MI VICTORY

14 KELLY ROWLAND/2 FACE/SAMINI/JOZI/ZULUBOY/ AFRICA UNITED

Richie McCaw will make his 100th Super Rugby appearance on Friday

McCaw to hit 100

Richie McCaw will make his 100th Super Rugby appearance for the Crusaders when he takes the field against the Stormers on Friday.

McCaw will skipper the team and start in his preferred position of openside flank.

Todd Blackadder also made five other changes to his starting line-up. Hooker Corey Flynn has recovered from his ankle problems to start ahead of Ti’i Paulo while Wyatt Crockett replaces Ben Franks at loosehead.

George Whitelock returns to the starting line-up at Thomas Waldrom’s expense. This sees Kieran read move to No 8 as Whitelock fills in at blindside.

Colin Slade returns to fullback while Sean Maitland shifts to wing in Adam Whitelock’s place.

Crusaders – 15 Colin Slade, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Zac Guildford, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Kahn Fotuali’i, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (c), 6 George Whitelock, 5 Chris Jack, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Subs: 16 Ti’i Paulo, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Sam Whitelock, 19 Thomas Waldrom, 20 Andy Ellis, 21 Dan Bowden, 22 Jared Payne

PIC : Razia Barclay my Fiancee with Richie McCaw when he single handly destroyed the Sharks in Durban

Shakira ft. Freshlyground – Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)

FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment select “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” by Shakira featuring Freshlyground as FIFA World Cup 2010™ Official Song

The song will be performed at the FIFA World Cup™ Final by Shakira and South African artist Freshlyground on July 11, 2010.

NEW YORK, NY – April 26, 2010 – FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment today announced that Waka Waka (This Time For Africa), written and co-produced by global superstar Shakira, has been chosen as the Official Song of the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa. The song will be performed by Shakira together with South African artist Freshlyground at the Closing Ceremony before the FIFA World Cup™ Final on July 11 in Johannesburg Soccer City Stadium. All proceeds from the song will benefit FIFA’s Official Campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ “20 Centers for 2010.”

The song combines Afro-Colombian instrumentation and rhythms with a rousing Soca beat and Southern African guitar. The chorus borrows from a favorite Cameroonian marching chant made popular by the group Golden Voices.

“The Official Song is as much awaited by the fans as the Mascot or the Logo. It is part of the identity of the world’s most exciting sport’s event. This song is the personification of the African rhythm and identity and sets the pace for this unique event. I am looking forward to hear the song throughout the tournament and watch it performed by Shakira and Freshlyground at the Final”, said Joseph S. Blatter, FIFA President.

“I am honored that Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) was chosen to be part of the excitement and the legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup,” said Shakira. “The FIFA World Cup is a miracle of global excitement, connecting every country, race, religion and condition around a single passion. It represents an event that has the power to unite and integrate, and that’s what this song is about.”

Shakira continued, “African music is so inspiring and is poised to take its place on the global pop culture stage. I was proud to be able to work with one of South Africa’s most acclaimed groups, Freshlyground.” The song was co-produced by Shakira’s frequent collaborator, John Hill.

“We are thrilled to have collaborated with Shakira on Waka Waka (This Time For Africa), especially as we feel that the song captures the spirit and energy of the African World Cup,” said Zolani Mahola of Freshlyground. “We are certain the song will inspire people around the world to celebrate the gathering of nations at the place where it all started. Here in Africa!”

The song will be launched on April 28, 2010 and made available for download through digital retail outlets the week of May 11. It also will be included on “Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album™” to be released the week of May 31 by Sony Music Entertainment. A Spanish language version of the track, Waka Waka (Esto es Africa), will be made available in certain markets. Proceeds from the album will benefit FIFA’s “20 Centers for 2010” initiative, whose aim is to achieve positive social change through football by building twenty Football for Hope centres for public health, education and football across Africa, and other African charities.

The video for Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) will be available in mid-May in standard definition as well as in 3D.

All Black Flyhalf Dan Carter says..read more

My great friend Mike Greenaway who is a top rugby writer, he wrote John Smits best selling book in Dec 2009 sent me his newspaper piece from Durban and I thought I would share it with you.

All Black flyhalf Dan Carter says lessons were learned from his team’s disappointing 2007 Rugby World Cup campaign and things will be different in the build-up to the 2011 event in his home country.

Speaking at a press conference in Durban yesterday to mark his appointment as Jockey underware’s South African poster boy (he has been doing the same job in New Zealand for six years) the likeable and affable Carter said the Kiwis were opting for a low-key approach after having failed for five RWC campaigns in a row, despite being favourites for every one of them.

“We are pulling back a bit this year,” Carter said. “Ahead of France 2007, we began our build-up three years before the event and I can assure you that a year out, as we are now, I very much knew we were a year out, but this time I have to remind myself of the fact.”

Carter said this was a deliberate policy.

“The hype is already building back home and there are renovations going on all around our country to get our infrastructure ready. Already we can see the excitement and pressure is going be immense, and we need to try and not get caught up in the growing hype as far as possible. Yes, we understand that it is part of the territory of hosting a World Cup, and we will embrace it and deal with it, but we also need to try and keep perspective.”

Regarding a rather more imminent World Cup, that of the round ball variety, Cater said that sports mad New Zealand was ‘hugely excited’ that their country would be involved in the FIFA event.

“It is hard to see a bigger event in world sport than the soccer World Cup,” he said. “It is a fantastic occasion for South Africa and to have the world’s best players in one place at the same time is mind-blowing, and for us Kiwis it is a massive excitement to have our ‘mighty’ All Whites involved for the first time in 28 years. Not many people will have heard of them,” Carter said in typical Kiwi self-deprecatory fashion, “but I can assure you there was a lot of emotion when they beat Borain to qualify.”

Back onto rugby, Carter said that he anticipated an exciting Tri-Nations because of the law focus of the preceding Super 14

“The first rounds of the Super 14 saw some adjusting from the players because the referees were very harsh in what they wanted, but it it has settled down now and we are seeing some excellent attacking rugby. Last year’s Tri-Nations saw a lot of ping-pong but I think that will give way to the positive, try-scoring rugby we have ultimately seen in the Super 14.”

Carter admitted that he was wary of the challenge the Wallabies will pose because of the form of their teams.

“The Aussies sides have adapted well to the laws and are playing some fantastic attacking rugby. In New Zealand we thought we thought the new law focus would favour us but some of our sides have not adjusted as well as we would have liked. The Bulls and Stormers are flourishing too, but when it comes to the All Blacks in the Tri-Nations, we are confident that we will hit the ground running.”

Now if the Crusaders hit the ground running at Newlands on Friday and give the Stormers a go ..would that not be glorious.. I call it Crusaders 20 – Stormers 15 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Arno Carstens SA Tour announced

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