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Latin Roots: Music Of The World Cup

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup runs from June 12 to July 13.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup runs from June 12 to July 13.

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Set List

  • "We Are One (Ole Ola)," Pitbull feat. Jennifer Lopez and Claudie Leitte
  • "País do Futebol," MC Guimê feat. Emicida
  • "Bam Bam Bam," Sonzeira feat. Seu Jorge

The World Cup begins Thursday in Brazil amid controversy concerning FIFA (soccer's governing body) and Brazil's preparations for the month-long event. The music of the World Cup has also been contentious, and on this episode of Latin Roots from World Cafe, Billboard's Judy Cantor-Navas explains the difference between the official "theme song" and the official "anthem."

We'll hear both pieces of music and discuss how the largely Portuguese-speaking Brazilian population feels about official music that's not in its language.

For even more music from the World Cup, listen to the Spotify playlist curated by Cantor-Navas.

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