A quick internet
search for South African musicians throws up the following: Miriam Makeba
a.k.a. Mama Afrika (deceased), Dave Matthews, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, dismal
goth rockers The Awakening and Paul Simon's
So World Cup
organisers are going to stick to universal football principles and bring in
somebody more famous for the opening ceremony.
hired Kevin Wall to stage the event. Wall has previously put on concerts for Madonna,
Michael Jackson (hopefully not an omen) and bizarrely Al Gore.
In line for World
Cup call-ups are rap/R&B power couple Jay-Z and