and sadly I don't have too much free time these days (until the Fall!) to develop articles as much as I'd like, but this topic deserves a special mention!
(and on the CANCER / Keystone resonating date of 6/9, no less! The symbol for the Zodiac sign of Cancer is a 69.)
(SIDE NOTE: BAD form to have a side note before we even begin... but hey...
Jake/Jim: the Star ball into the "pontiac chevron" for a "Star Cup" if you look close)
SHAKIRA, the She Wolf (floW), has written and released the official theme song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, live from sync-maestro and Winnipeg transplant, Jake Kotze's native land of South Africa and more specifically the District 9 city of Johannesburg (JOHN/OANNES/ION City).
(SIDE NOTE: my apologies to those Gulf States readers if that reminds you of the "Prawns biz" lost to the recent Deepwater HoRizon tragedy bleeding oil into the Gulf)
SHAKIRA's 2010 World Cup theme song is called
"WAKA WAKA (This time for Africa)"
Which my english reading eyes and brain processes as (although it has a different meaning on the Dark Continent)
"Wakey Wakey", or "Awake Awake" !
Without much further ado,
Here's the Official music video:
(Lyrics for SHAKIRA's "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" available at Direct Lyrics)
(Youtube: direct link to SHAKIRA's "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)")
(Youtube: the making of the 3D "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" video)
I found it interesting that the "Urban Dictionary" lists a modern western term "WAKKA-WAKKA" as
1. peace to you, war to you 2. good to you, bad to you
This phrase is most ordinarily used in times of complete confusion, when there is nothing else one could say, especially for those who regularly have panic attacks. Thus, it is really a nonsensical phrase that actually has a meaning and its meaning does not have to actually be the above, but a similar arrangement of positive wishes to others, followed by its antonymical negative wish. e.g. gumbo to you, nutra rat stew to you.
The closest translation to English of the African phrase "Waka-Waka" is "Do it".
Like the meaning of the phrase in the NIKE "Just Do It" campaign...
Zaminamina (Tsamina mina and tsangalewa / "Zamina Mina Zangalewa Eh Eh"), another phrase she uses throughout the song, "TsaMINa MINa" also apparently means "Come", and the full phrase could translate from the african (Cameroonian language called "Fang" - so very appropriate for the "She wolF"!) to "Where do you Come From?" / "Where are you from?"
(Perhaps JAKE himself will comment and fill us in on any deeper meanings behind the phrases.)
(SIDE NOTE: Disney's movie "The Lion King" featured samples of the 1986 "Golden Sounds / Zangalewa" original "Tsamina Mina Zangalewa" song eventually reworked by SHAKIRA and Freshlyground into the 2010 World Cup theme song. The Original song was apparently a tribute to African fighters in World War 2. "W"aka - "W"aka A.A.)
You might also note that the video opens on the word "ASTER" (A Star/ASTARTE/ISHTAR) of "MasterCard" and the first player is wearing the #3 PUMA jersey.
Puma of course is also known as the "mountain Lion!"
Mountain = Mount TIN, Olympus and mountain of Zeus/Jupiter - (from the metal TIN associated with the planet and alchemical symbol for Jupiter) if you've been keeping up at the Synch Whole blog
ISHTAR and ZEUS (in a song and video by SHAKIRA / Shekhinah)
gives us both the "Queen and King of Heaven".
Ishtar from the Louvre, Paris, France:
"2010 - The Year WE make Contact"
the human child, A Star (Ishtar) and Jupiter (Zeus)...
Now that you've enjoyed the heavenly pop-culture goddess SHAKIRA, awakening the dark continent of the hEart (Heart/Earth)
Continue reading and check out the truly excellent article over at The Synch Whole blog - "War of the World Cup"
My African L-ION (King) picture from twitter and my twitpic page.
(A Parting NOTE: the video for SHAKIRA's "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" opens on the jersey #16 (in goal) which is 4 squared or 4^2!
Combine it with the next appearing jersey #3 and the 2010 World Cup games in Johannesburg/"John's Town" and you get "JOHN 3:16")
Shakira rocks the World Cup's Waka Waka with schoolkids in South Africa"
Shakira, the Colombian singer well known for her dancing as well as her efforts to promote early childhood education, visited a South African school Wednesday ahead of the Thursday concert kicking off soccer's World Cup, aiming to bring attention to 1Goal: Education for All -- and to rock the Waka Waka, the official World Cup dance.
Students at the Isu-lihle primary school in Soweto, Johannesburg, got to meet the "Hips Don't Lie" singer and give the Waka Waka a whirl.
(read the rest of the story at LA Times and another on the subject at YAHOO!)
I LUV that T-shirt Shaki!
Remember, the World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert, featuring SHAKIRA, will be shown live online at worldcup.vevo.com at June 10 at 2:00 p.m. ET/NYC time (click here to find out what time that is where you are).
Performing at the World Cup kick off concert
Thursday June 10, 2010 (2 pm ET)
Amadou & Mariam
Black Eyed Peas
Mzansi Youth Choir
Soweto Gospel Choir
Vieux Farka Touré
UPDATE 2: 6/10/10
Congrats to the NHL's Stanley Cup winners the
Chicago Blackhawks, #88 Patrick KANE (scored winning goal)
and Winnipeg's son (and Team Captain), Jonathan Toews - CONN SMYTHE MVP trophy winner.
The last time the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley CUP
(in 1961) ...
Ab McDonald of Winnipeg scored the winning goal!
Click here to Read more on Patrick KANE and Jonathan Toews on Strange Eye from March 2010
If you didn't catch the 1961 reference, 44th USA President Barack Obama, (Former senator from Chicago, Ill.) with relatives in Kenya, Africa, was born August 4, 1961.
(The President's father, Barack Obama, Sr., was from Nyang’oma Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Kenya Colony.)
Also in 1961:
Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepard became the first Soviet and American in SPACE!
Some random images...