EA has announced that the official soundtrack to its imminent EA Sports 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa video game will feature 28 artists across 20 countries, which it says will capture the "musical landscape in Africa".
Somali-born poet, musician and rapper, K'NAAN, headlines the soundtrack with his song "Wavin' Flag Coca-Cola Celebration Mix".
"2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is a landmark project in the evolution of world music and its African heritage," said 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."
Basement Jaxx feat. Santigold-Saga
Buraka Som Sistema-Restless
Buscemi feat. Lady Cath-Dipso Calypso
Fedde Le Grand feat. The Stereo MCs-Wild & Raw
Florence + The Machine-Drumming Song
Fool's Gold-The World Is All There Is
Future Sound Of London-Papua New Guinea
Gang Of Instrumentals-Oh Yeah
John Forté-Your Side
Jonathan Boulet-Ones Who Fly Twos Who Die
K'NAAN-Wavin' Flag - Coca-Cola Celebration Mix
Last Rhythm-Last Rhythm
Latin Bitman-The Instrumento
Marisa Monte-Não É Proibido
Michael Franti & Spearhead feat. Cherine Anderson-Say Hey (I Love You)
MIDIval PunditZ-Atomizer (Pathaan's Dhol Mix)
Miike Snow-In Search Of
Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley-Strong Will Continue
Rocky Dawuni-Africa Soccer Fever
The Kenneth Bager Experience feat. the Hellerup Cool School Choir-Fragment Eight "The Sound Of Swing"
The Very Best feat. Ezra Koenig-Warm Heart Of Africa (So Shifty Remix)
White Rabbits-Percussion Gun
FIFA World Cup 2010 will be released on April 30 for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and PSP.