Thursday, June 10, 2010


World Cup 2010 gets under way tomorrow. South Africa is the host this year, and the first African nation to host it. The largest sporting event in the world gets moderate buzz here in the US - futbol has never quite caught on in this country. I am excited to watch some of it - I will be watching Team USA take on England on Saturday afternoon. One of the side effects of the event is the barrage of football themed music. Countries have theme songs, often including players singing. This year's official theme song is Waving Flag by K'naan, and Shakira is scheduled to perform at the opening ceremonies. BLK JKS are South Africa's rising indie rock export and a SIART fave. They have new EP out this week called Zol!. The title track is (and this part is taken from the sticker on the front of the CD) "the grassroots street anthem to the World Cup, a township futbol chant set to a head-bobbing kwaito beat and bass line, as lyrical guitar work takes the party higher. With Zol! we find BLK JKS hosting a house party for the world." And it is fantastically groovy, transporting you right to the township from where it sprang. THIS should have been the official theme.

BLK JKS - Zol! on Hypem


Mbop Promotions said...

Woop, woop!

Anonymous said...

what do you think about?
listen and enjoy it!

love and peace