Santana is going to player football with Wyclef and Avicii.
FIFA, the group that runs international soccer, has chosen Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean, Avicii and Alexandre Pires to perform the closing anthem to this year’s World Cup, Dar um Jeito (We Will Find A Way).
The 2014 World Cup is being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with the closing ceremonies scheduled for July 13. The four artists will be on hand for the closing to perform the song.
Dar um Jeito was written by Ash Pournouri who told Billboard “In Portuguese Dar Um Jeito means to find a way around obstacles and impossibilities. With this track, we wanted to send a message of optimism and opportunity with the music and the words.”
A full album of music associated with the World Cup will be released, including the official song of the event, We Are One, by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte.
The World Cup has used popular artists over the years for their official songs including Daryl Hall and Sounds of Blackness (Gloryland, 1994), Ricky Martin (La Copa de la Vida (The Cup of Life), 1998), Anastacia (Boom, 2002), R. Kelly (Sign of Victory, 2010) and Shakira (Waka Waka, 2010).
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