Posted: June 8th, 2010 by Lucy
Do you guys know how hard it was not to talk about this? HINT: REALLY HARD.
BLK JKS and Alicia Keys will be performing on stage at the FIFA World Cup Kick Off Celebration Concert. Together they will sing “Too Late For Mama” by South African legend, the late Brenda Fassie. Fassie was an unapologetic champion of life in the townships, and her controversial lifestyle made her a people’s champion as well. She was called “The Madonna of the Townships” by Time Magazine in 2001, 3 years before her untimely death in 2004.
There are a few different ways that U.S. fans can watch the concert:
-June 10th: Live on ESPN 2 at 2pm EST/8pm South Africa Standand Time
-June 10th: Online live streaming and exclusively on demand afterwards at Vevo
-June 11th: A specially produced highlight presentation of the concert 8pm EST on ABC
Then, of course, there is the CD release show. I’ve already talked about that a bunch, so here is something new: You can now stream ZOL! at both Spinner and KCRW!
Or you can go to the record store and buy it because today is release day. Happy ZOL! day, everybody.