A week before it’s release date on May 7, 2010, I had heard Shakira’s anthem of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, “Waka Waka (It’s Time for Africa)” and I was obsessed.
I tweeted about it, I Facebooked it and I told everyone how I couldn’t stop singing it in my status on GChat. Around that time, a great PR connection named Casey, who happens to live (and is from) in South Africa, told me, while Shakira’s song was awesome, I was missing out.
“What? Why?” – I wanted to know.
“Because,” he told me, “we like ‘Wavin’ Flag.’”
Me? Social media and world music lover not knowing what this was? How? I am addicted to world news and culture.
Stunned and utterly confused, I went onto YouTube and my eyes opened to, what I now consider to be, one of the greatest songs I’ve [Read more...]