ESPN's featured World Cup music

Originally Published: June 10, 2010

ESPN will showcase numerous songs during its World Cup coverage as African artists enliven the year's biggest sporting event even more.

[+] EnlargeAngelique Kidjo
Jason Kempin/Getty ImagesAngelique Kidjo, a Grammy Award-winning singer born in Benin, was called "Africa's premier diva" by Time magazine.

Here's a list, which will be updated throughout the tournament, of songs from performers featured on World Cup games and related broadcasts on ESPN, links to the artists' websites, and links for you to download and buy the songs and/or albums:

The Very Best, featuring Ezra Keoing

  • "Warm Heart of Africa" from the album "Warm Heart of Africa" (iTunes | Amazon)

Abdullah Ibrahim

  • "African Sun" from the album "African Sketchbook" (iTunes | Amazon)

Toumani Diabate

  • "Africa Challenge" from the album "Boulevard de l'Independance" (iTunes | Amazon)

Hugh Masekela

  • "Abangoma" from the album "Hope" (iTunes | Amazon)
  • "Grazing in the Grass" from the album "Still Grazing" (iTunes | Amazon)
  • "Stimela Coal" from the album "Still Grazing" (iTunes | Amazon)
  • "Bopedi"
  • "Bo Masekela" from the album "Sixty" and "The Lasting Impressions Of Ooga Booga" (iTunes | Amazon)
  • "Bajabula Bonke" from the album "Still Grazing" (iTunes | Amazon)
  • "Vuca"

Miriam Makeba

  • "Pata Pata" from the album "Pata Pata" (iTunes | Amazon)
  • "Amampondo" from the album "The Guinea Years" (iTunes | Amazon)
  • "Dzinorabiro" from the album "The Lasting Impressions of Ooga Booga" (iTunes | Amazon)

Soweto Gospel Choir

  • "Africa" from the album "African Spirit" (iTunes | Amazon)
  • "Shosholoza" from the album "African Spirit" (iTunes | Amazon)

Angelique Kidjo

Fela Kuti

  • "Shakara" from the album "Best of the Black President" (iTunes | Amazon)
  • "Zombie" from the album "Best of the Black President" (iTunes | Amazon)

Freshly Ground

Shakira, featuring Freshly Ground

  • "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" single (iTunes | Amazon)

Brenda Fassie

  • "Vulindlela" from the album "Greatest Hits: The Queen of African Pop 1964-2004" (iTunes | Amazon)

Harry Belafonte and Miriam Makeba

  • "Khawuleza" from the album "An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba" (iTunes | Amazon)

Lucky Dube

  • "My Game" from the album "Retrospective" (iTunes | Amazon)
  • "Touch Your Dreams" from the album "Respect" (iTunes | Amazon)

Cesaria Evora

  • "Cinturao Tem Mele" from the album "Mar Azul" (iTunes | Amazon)
  • "Sodade" from the album "The Very Best Of Cesaria Evora" (iTunes | Amazon)
  • "Carnaval De Sao Vicente" from the album "Cafe Atlantico" (iTunes | Amazon)


  • "Mundo E Nos" from the album "Di Korpu Ku Alma" (iTunes | Amazon)


DJ Mujava


  • "Dreamer" from the album "Troubadour" (iTunes | Amazon)
  • "Wavin' Flag (Coca-Cola remix)" from the album "Troubadour" (iTunes | Amazon)

The Parlotones

  • "Push Me To The Floor" from the album "Stardust Galaxies" (iTunes | Amazon)
  • "Play On" from the album "A World Next Door to Yours" (iTunes | Amazon)

Blitz The Ambassador

  • "Something To Believe In" from the album "Stereotype" (iTunes | Amazon)