Friday, June 11, 2010

World Cup of Music: Day One

We've come up with some choice music selections from the countries that did battle on the pitch today. So, on music alone, which of the four countries (Mexico, South Africa, Uruguay or France) came out on top today? Let us know in the comments section!

Here's a selection from Mike Laure y Sus Cometas. The group was popular in Mexico in the late sixties for their unique combination of cumbia and rock & roll.

South Africa:

We've mentioned BLK JKS before, and as long as they keep up their infectious driving rhythms we'll be sure to mention them again, and again, and again.  Yesterday, they participated in the FIFA 2010 Kick Off event, here's a video of them performing with Alicia Keys!


One of the world's most famous tango tunes, "La Cumparsita", was composed by Uruguayan Gerardo Matos Rodriguez while sitting in the music room of the Club Nacional de Futbol. Here it is a recording by Juilo Sosa

And just for giggles, here's the number one single in France right now:

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