Shakira's "Waka Waka - This Time For Africa" is the Official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The African themed song has become the anthem of soccer fans around the world. Accompanying the Waka Waka Song is the Waka Waka Dance, a unique and fun dance.
Shakira issued a challenge on her website : can you do the Waka Waka dance? The goal of the challenge is record yourself dancing the Waka Waka. When you have your video ready, just upload it to YouTube and mark it as a response to the waka waka instructional video.
The Waka Waka has become more than just a song about soccer, it has become a song of unity, hope, faith, and happiness. Millions around the world have embraced the Waka Waka song and dance. Waka Waka Dance videos from around the world are being posted everyday on YouTube.
Here is the Official Music Video for "Waka Waka - This Time For Africa" by Shakira
The Waka Waka Dance has become the new dance craze, the web is filled with videos of people from around the world dancing to Shakira's Waka Waka. Everyone and their grandmother is doing this dance, we have seen videos of babies, teenagers, adults, and senior citizens dancing the waka waka. Many fitness coaches and choreographers have adapted the dance for fitness routines and have added their own twist to the dance. It seems the waka waka dance is a good workout and can help you lose weight.
Remember the Macarena by Los del Río? It was very popular back in the 90's. The Waka Waka Dance seems to be following the same trend of that dance. The Macarena still has a big cult following, and we believe the waka waka dance will have the same. We await to see what new videos and surprises will come out of this new dance fever.
Shakira got her inspiration for the Waka Waka song in a very unusual way. She was taking a few days off on her farm in Uruguay, as she walked from the barn to the house she got the inspiration for the song. Shakira said she got the lyrics and the music for the entire first verse and first pre-chorus while walking to the house.
She arrived at the house with much excitement, shouting "I got it, I got it". Shakira then recorded the song with a guitar and raw vocals at the house, she then realised that the song had potential. Shakira said "when a song sounds good with just a guitar and vocals, then you know there is something there". Waka Waka is now song that is known worldwide and loved by millions.