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Shakira gives dance lesson in South Africa township

South Africa: Colombian pop star Shakira taught children in South Africa`s biggest black township dance moves to the official World Cup song on Wednesday and called for the tournament`s legacy to be education for all.

The Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter will join other music stars including Black Eyed Peas and Alicia Keys to perform at a concert on Thursday, the eve of the start of the first World Cup tournament on the African continent.

Shakira, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations childrens` organization UNICEF, visited Isu`lihle Primary School in Soweto as part of her philanthropic work to highlight the need to educate the young.

"It`s (World Cup) a great opportunity to bring all the attention to issues as important as education," Shakira told reporters while touring the school.

"Seventy-two million kids around the world (are) not able to attend school, of which 32 million are African. So this is our chance to make this World Cup`s lasting legacy education for all."

Shakira, best known for her hit singles "Hips Don`t Lie" and "Whenever, Wherever" will sing the official World Cup anthem "Waka Waka (This time for Africa)" with local music group Freshly Ground at the concert.

Bureau Report


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