K’NAAN, Vieux Farka Toure and Amadou & Mariam to Perform on FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert!

 

K’NAAN, Vieux Farka Toure and Amadou & Mariam to Perform on FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert!

The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ from South Africa will kick off when ABC broadcasts the FIFA World Cup™ Kick-Off Celebration Concert from Soweto/Johannesburg on Friday, June 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The three-hour concert, considered the biggest entertainment event to date in South Africa, celebrates the arrival of the first-ever FIFA World Cup™ on the African continent and will take place at 30,000-seat Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg. Alicia Keys, the Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Shakira and Juanes will perform alongside, and in collaboration with, popular African artists.

The concert lineup also features popular African performers including Amadou & Mariam, Angélique Kidjo, BLK JKS, K’Naan, Lira, Mzansi Youth Choir, The Parlotones, Tinariwen, Vieux Farka Touré and Vusi Mahlasela.

The FIFA World Cup™ Kick-Off Celebration Concert is executive-produced by Kevin Wall and his company, Control Room, the leading producer of massive global music events.

Starring:

Alicia Keys

John Legend

Black Eyed Peas

Shakira

Juanes

K’Naan

Amadou & Mariam

Angélique Kidjo

BLK JKS

Lira

Mzansi Youth Choir

The Parlotones

Tinariwen

Vieux Farka Touré

Vusi Mahlasela

K’Naan / Dusty Foot Philosopher (IM1052 / 603993160203 / C12)

K’Naan / Dusty Foot Philosopher Live (IM112 / 603993592158 / C12)

Vieux Farka Toure / Live (SDR1165 / 657036116528 / C12) – 6/29/10

Vieux Farka Toure / Fondo (SDR1158 / 657036115828 / F16)

Amadou & Mariam / Magic Couple (WRASS244 / 875232007925 / C16)

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