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The Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, Alicia Keys kick off the World Cup: Watch clips here

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black-eyed-peasImage Credit: Paul Gilham/Getty ImagesLast night marked the grand kick-off to soccer’s premier event, the World Cup, which holds its first match today in South Africa. To get the month-long party started, the Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, and Shakira — who sang this year’s World Cup anthem, “Waka, Waka” — took to the stage in Soweto, Johannesburg for an inaugural concert. Miss the star-studded event? Check out the clips after the jump:

Also hitting the stage was the Somalian-Canadian triple threat, poet-singer-rapper K’naan.

What did you think of the performances? And did they kick you into gear for the start of the games?

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