South Africa's Vuvuzelas Have Plenty Of Critics

The soundtrack at this year's World Cup in South Africa is undoubtedly the vuvuzelas. The plastic horns pack an auditory wallop — up to 127 decibels of football fandom.

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DEBORAH AMOS, host:

Good morning. I'm Deb Amos.

The soundtrack at this year's World Cup in South Africa is undoubtedly the vuvuzela.

(Soundbite of vuvuzela music)

AMOS: The plastic horn packs an auditory wallop: up to 127 decibels of football fandom. Not to be outdone, the band Weezer wants team USA to be heard by releasing their unofficial anthem "Represent." Still, fans will have to sing really loud to beat the South African horn.

(Soundbite of vuvuzela music)

AMOS: It's MORNING EDITION.

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