Joseph Guyler Delva (Caribbean News Now) writes that Haitian hip-hop superstar Wyclef Jean, with music legend Carlos Santana and other global stars, will perform the 2014 Soccer World Cup official anthem—“Dar um Jeito—at the closing ceremony. FIFA also selected “We Are One”—performed by Cuban-American Armando Christian Perez, better known as Pitbull (by Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian star Claudia Leitte)—as the World Cup Official song. “We Are One” will be performed during the opening ceremony on June 12, and “Dar um Jeito” (We Will Find A Way) will be performed on July 13, at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The world soccer governing body, known as FIFA, and Sony Music Entertainment announced over the weekend that the official anthem of this year’s World Cup was entitled “Dar um Jeito”, in Portuguese, meaning in English “We Will Find a Way”, featuring Wyclef Jean, Carlos Santana, Swedish top DJ/producer Avicii and Brazilian Grammy award-winning singer, Alexandre Pires.
“Despite the fact that I was born in a place where darkness at times steals the sunshine, where rain often turns to floods and children often cannot be found, I have always found a way to sing with joy….,” Wyclef Jean said after the announcement. “Dar um Jeito is dedicated to all those searching for the light… knowing that they too, shall soon find a way,” Jean added.
The World Cup will take place in Brazil from June 12 to July 13, 2014, with the participation of 32 national sides that made it to the final phase, after a series of qualifying matches in different countries around the world.
It will be for the second time the Haitian multi Grammy award-winning musician will be performing at the FIFA World Cup final, which is held every four years. Jean, alongside global Colombian-American superstar Shakira performed the Hips Don’t Lie Bamboo version at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.