Avicii, Carlos Santana, Wyclef to Perform World Cup Closing Anthem
Swedish electro DJ Avicii, guitar legend Carlos Santana, Brazilian Latin Grammy winner Alexandre Pires and Haitian-American rapper Wyclef Jean have joined the World Cup chorus.
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The four artists have been picked by World Cup governing body FIFA to perform "Dar um Jeito (We Will Find A Way)" , the closing anthem for this year's international soccer tournament, the world's most-watched live televised event. The track comes from the pen of two-time Grammy-nominee Ash Pournouri.
"In Portuguese Dar Um Jeito means to find a way around obstacles and impossibilities," said Pournouri. "With this track, we wanted to send a message of optimism and opportunity with the music and the words."
Avicii, Santana, Pires and Wycleff will perform the song live at the World Cup closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on July 13.
The closing anthem is just part of the World Cup's growing musical accompaniment and will form part of the official 2014 World Cup Album alongside the official World Cup song, which Pitbull debuted for an audience at South By Southwest earlier this month. The Miami-based hitmaker will perform the official song, "We Are One" in Brazil together with Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte.
FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment, made the announcement on Friday.
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