Q Essay: Would you cry foul over FIFA's World Cup anthem?
Jian expresses his doubts about the official FIFA World Cup anthem.
In addition to concerns over infrastructure, crime rates, and protestors, another aspect of the upcoming FIFA World Cup has struck a bad chord with soccer fans.
In today's opening essay, Jian expresses his own doubts about the official FIFA anthem performed by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull.
Many argue that the song, featuring non-Brazilian artists delivering mostly English lyrics, falls short of adequately representing Brazilian culture.
"If anything, the non-earworm that is We Are One (Ole Ola) might have you scurrying to seek out classic bossa nova, samba or tropicalia LPs from your nearest record store. That's the real way to get geared up for Brazil 2014."