Tuesday, 29 June 2010

A Tribute to the World Cup Losers #3: Slovakia and Chile

Alright, so maybe calling them "losers" is a little harsh seeing as they made their way into the final 16, but this new series will focus on the countries who are eliminated during the final stage of the World Cup. As the 2010 World Cup in South Africa moves into the elimination stage, Nomad's Playlist will be showcasing our favorite picks from the countries unfortunate enough to be thrown out of the running.


Playing a rough game against Netherlands, Slovakia is taken out of the running. As Netherlands progresses into the final eight, Slovakia progressed into our series.

"Kedy Toto Zitko Zide" Performed by Jan Ambroz

Finding music from Slovakia is not an easy task. I did resist the temptation to showcase some Slovakian heavy metal and decided upon something a little more traditional. This song is bouncy and happy-go-lucky. It may not necessarily reflect the feelings of the Slovakian football team, but it will certainly cheer them up as they head home.

Chile was unfortunately paired up against Brazil, and in a demonstration of their dominance of the game, Brazil took Chile down without any mercy. However, the good news for us is that we now get to listen to some good music. 

"Cancion de Amor" by Angel Parra

Angel Parra is famous for promoting the Nueva Canción style that was big in the 1950s and 60s in South America, especially Chile. The style is identified with left-wing politics and Parra did his best to promote the style to ex-patriots living outside of Chile in Europe, North America and Australia. 

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