AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

2010 World Cup

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Music Break

In case you missed it, here is one the stars of the 2010 World Cup, Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan, making his debut as Baby Jet, in the video for Castro’s “African Girls.” Despite all the bling, bubbly and booty, it has me wanting to do the Asamoah Gyan dance too.

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Streets is Watching

Oh no she didn’t. (Shakira gets asked about the origins of “Waka Waka” about 30 seconds into this press conference during the World Cup in South Africa.) Seriously, who didn’t already know this song when they heard...

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Obrigado, Pelé

What if Pelé had scored his final goal for Brazil, against Argentina? That’s the premise of 1284, the new short film starring 69-year old Pelé himself, which is ultimately a really touching tribute to the greatest footballer...

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Le Lion Indomptable

As we all know, The Indomitable Lions were the first team to be ousted from this year’s World Cup. As they play their final match in South Africa against Holland, let’s take a moment to remember some...

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

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 of SA dance pop” from Johannesburg’s “genre-defying”...

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

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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