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FIFA World Cup South Africa starts tomorrow and the opening ceremony is tonight. I don't normally watch soccer, erm, football, but an amazing global event like this, its difficult not to. Like the Vancouver Olympics did for Canada, I think this event will truly unify the people of South Africa, who have endured so much political and racial strife in recent decades. Speaking of Canada, its very cool that the official theme song of the World Cup, Wavin' Flag, is written by Somali-Canadian, K'naan (see the video here). K'naan initially penned the song following the devestating earthquake in Haïti in January. The song is about hope, resilience and coming together in the face of adversity and challenge.

Edit: Wavin' Flag was actually written for K'naan's home country of Somalia and later modified for release as a single to benefit Haïti. Thanks Anon.!