I am über psyched to discover that Carlos Santana and Wyclef Jean have collaborated again to bring the world the Official Anthem of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil entitled, “Dar um Jeito (We Will Find A Way)”. The anthem also features Avicci and Alexandre Pires on vocals. The composition comes from the writing genius of two-time Grammy-nominee Ash Pournouri.
“In Portuguese Dar Um Jeito means to find a way around obstacles and impossibilities,” said Pournouri. “With this track, we wanted to send a message of optimism and opportunity with the music and the words.”
Carlos Santana and Wyclef Jean first collaborated on the mega-hit, “Maria, Maria” with Product G&B.
Carlos Santana said of the project “It is an honour to take part in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and have “Dar um Jeito (We Will Find A Way”) selected as the Anthem. Along with my brothers, Wyclef, Avicii and Alexandre Pires, we look forward to performing the song in Rio de Janeiro in July and sharing this message of light and hope on the FIFA World Cup stage.”
As the fourth piece to be added to the tournament’s official music programme, “Dar um Jeito (We Will Find A Way)” will form part of the official 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Album alongside the Official Song by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte as well as the SuperSong winning track to be recorded by Ricky Martin and the Official Mascot Song which was released in 2012 by Brazilian singer Arlindo Cruz.
I can’t wait to hear the collaborative recording “Dar um Jeito (We Will Find A Way)” in late April.
You can read more about this historic collaboration on the Official Santana News page here.