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EAs 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Music Soundtrack Sets the Stage for Soccer Glory

April 7, 2010

EA’s 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Music Soundtrack Sets the Stage for Soccer Glory

2010 FIFA World Cup Demo Available Beginning April 8

Turn up the music, raise your hands and voices and join the celebration! Electronic Arts today revealed the 28 artists across 20 countries who will usher in the EA SPORTS 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa with an international soundtrack that celebrates the cultural vibrancy of the first FIFA World Cup to be held in Africa.

EA SPORTS 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa captures the sounds and history of the musical landscape in Africa with a rhythmic, tribal blend of 28 songs that, through mass exposure to soccer, videogame and music fans, will become synonymous with the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa worldwide. Somali-born poet, musician and rapper, K’NAAN, headlines the soundtrack with his song “Wavin’ Flag Coca-Cola Celebration Mix”.

A full playable demo of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa for the PlayStation 3 will be available for downloadable at the PLAYSTATION Store, and for the Xbox 360 on Xbox Live Marketplace, beginning April 8 worldwide. Play as Spain or Italy and discover a soccer experience that brings to life the passion and emotion of the actual tournament. New players to the FIFA Soccer franchise will be able to choose to play the demo utilizing new Two-Button controls designed to enable new gamers to pass, shoot and compete for the 2010 FIFA World Cup TM with an accessible control scheme that utilizes just two buttons. In addition to playing a match soccer fans and gamers will be able to upload their replays from the demo to EA Football World for other fans to watch.

“2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is a landmark project in the evolution of world music and its African heritage,” says Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing at Electronic Arts. “We’ve brought together such legendary African artists as Nigerian drummer/activist Babatunde Olatunji, Senegal icon Baaba Maal, and ‘The Bob Marley of Ghana’ Rocky Dawuni, with global superstars like Sergio Mendes and Nas & Damian Marley. But we’re perhaps most proud of K’NAAN, the unsigned Somali artist we discovered in 2004 whose music has now appeared in five different EA SPORTS video games.”

To listen to streaming music clips from this EA SPORTS one-of-a-kind mix of music, learn more about the bands and get details about features in the 2010 FIFA World Cup videogame, visit http://www.FIFA-WORLD-CUP.EASPORTS.COM.

ARTIST

SONG

COUNTRY

Baaba Maal

International

Senegal

Babatunde Olatunji

Kiyakiya

Nigeria

Basement Jaxx feat. Santigold

Saga

England

Buraka Som Sistema

Restless

Portugal

Buscemi feat. Lady Cath

Dipso Calypso

Belgium

Fedde Le Grand feat. The Stereo MCs

Wild & Raw

Holland

Florence + The Machine

Drumming Song

England

Fool's Gold

The World Is All There Is

USA

Future Sound Of London

Papua New Guinea

England

Gang Of Instrumentals

Oh Yeah

South Africa

John Forté

Your Side

USA

Jonathan Boulet

Ones Who Fly Twos Who Die

Australia

Kid British

Winner

England

K'NAAN

Wavin' Flag - Coca-Cola Celebration Mix

Somalia

Last Rhythm

Last Rhythm

Italy

Latin Bitman

The Instrumento

Chile

Marisa Monte

No Proibido

Brazil

Michael Franti & Spearhead feat.
Cherine Anderson

Say Hey (I Love You)

USA

MIDIval PunditZ

Atomizer (Pathaan's Dhol Mix)

India

Miike Snow

In Search Of

Sweden

Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley

Strong Will Continue

USA/Jamaica

Rocky Dawuni

Africa Soccer Fever

Ghana

Rox

Rocksteady

England

Sérgio Mendes

Emoriô

Brazil

Sia

Bring Night

Australia

The Kenneth Bager Experience feat.
the Hellerup Cool School Choir

Fragment Eight "The Sound Of Swing"

Denmark

The Very Best feat. Ezra Koenig

Warm Heart Of Africa (So Shifty Remix)

Malawi/France/Sweden

White Rabbits

Percussion Gun

USA

 

 

 

The 2010 FIFA World Cup will also be available on the Wii, PSP and iPhone on April 27, 2010 in North America and April 30, 2010 in Europe and Asia. Visit http://www.FIFA-WORLD-CUP.EASPORTS.COM for more information about features. The game is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB and 3+ by PEGI in Europe.

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