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Dirty Paraffin is "genre-defying"

We’ve been following The Fader’s Pitch Perfect documentary series since the start of the World Cup two weeks ago. In episode 2, The Fader documentary team receives a “short history…..

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The Ugly American

Sports Illustrated columnist Peter King is unhappy with the officiating of Malian referee Koman Coulibaly at yesterday’s infamous 2010 World Cup first round match between USA and Slovenia.

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Comme Si Je N'Existais Pas

It’s Algeria’s turn. They’re about to face off against England shortly, so today’s (second) 2010 World Cup music moment comes courtesy of Khaled‘s “Aicha,” hands down one of my favorite…..

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Pitch Perfect Friday

Obviously, we here at Africa is a Country are fully behind Bafana Bafana, and the rest of the teams representing Africa at the 2010 World Cup. And, yes, unlike Chimamanda…..

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Viva Africa

The Super Eagles are kicking off against Greece shortly, so today’s 2010 World Cup music moment comes from Nneka. She’s got a song, “Viva Africa,” on Listen Up, the official…..

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ESPN observes Youth Day

I went to ESPN’s website to check WC scores and was surprised to find two short videos on its soccer homepage commemorating the June 16, 1976 student uprising in Soweto……

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Vuvuzela Bafana

Courtesy of Ghetto Bassquake (whose World Cup Rivalry series I highly recommend), and just in time for Bafana Bafana’s imminent kickoff against Uruguay, we bring you DJ Sbu’s “Vuvuzela Bafana,”…..

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World Cup / Mondiale / Mundial

From Nomadic Wax comes World Cup “a one-of-a-kind World Cup-inspired transnational hip-hop collaboration” featuring rappers from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, the United States, and Europe.

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Introducing: Pilgrimages

In honor of the 2010 World Cup, the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers, based at Bard College in New York, in collaboration with Chimurenga Magazine, Kwani, and Farafina Magazine,…..

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Prepare To Be Shocked

Italian designer Roberto Cavalli, whose penchant for animal prints is well-known, has just unveiled his design for the outfit that Shakira will be wearing during the official 2010 World Cup…..