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Soweto’s 40,000-seat Orlando stadium rocked out to the Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys and Shakira in a concert celebrating Africa’s first World Cup on Thursday (June 10).

The Peas got the crowd going with “Where Is the Love?” and “Pump It,” while a pregnant Keys rocked out to “Your Don’t Know My Name,” “Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart” and an upbeat version of “Fallin.'” Shakira kicked off her high-energy hip-shaking set with “She Wolf,” “Hips Don’t Lie,” and her official World Cup track “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” while confetti shot into the air.

]]>John Legend joined South Africa’s Angelique Kidjo of Benin later in the show. South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and new South African star, Lira, also entertained the energetic crowd. Archbishop Desmond Tutu took the stage in his yellow and green Bafana Bafana colors (representing the national team) to lead the flag-waving crowd in cheering on Nelson Mandela, who is credited with bringing the World Cup to South Africa. The World Cup officially gets underway Friday, and on Saturday the U.S. takes on England. USA! USA! USA! Follow Zap2it , Zap2itChristine on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news.