Friday, July 4, 2014

Shakira to sing Brazil 2014 anthem at World Cup's Maracana final

Colombian pop singer Shakira will make her third consecutive World Cup appearance at the closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium before the final match on July 13. Shakira will perform her song "La La La (Brazil 2014)" alongside Brazilian percussionist and singer Carlinhos Brown. 'I have an intricate relationship with football for obvious reasons, and I truly understand what the World Cup means to so many people, myself included,' said Shakira, who is the partner of Barcelona and Spain star Gerard Pique. Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana, Haitian-American hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean and Brazilian singer Alexandre Pires will perform the official anthem of the 2014 World Cup "Dar Um Jeito," Portuguese for "We Will Find a Way." The closing ceremony will also feature a samba performance from one of the Rio de Janeiro schools that participate in the city's famous Carnival celebrations. It remains to be seen whether Shakira's native Colombia can reach their first final.