Thursday, July 1, 2010

Even skilled musicians can't make the vuvuzela sound good

Posted on Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 2:28 PM

Just over 15 hours to go until the first game of the World Cup's quarter-finals, in which the unbeaten Netherlands team takes on colossal Brazil. This should be one of the best games of the weeks-long tournament so far.

Just hours after, at 11:30 am, powerhouse Uruguay faces Ghana, the team that knocked out the United States in last weekend's overtime nail-biter. Check it out at DeLeon's, the Checkerboard, Swinging Doors, or pretty much any other bar in Spokane. (If you're confused about who's still in the tournament and who got knocked out when, check out a sweet-ass interactive bracket here.) 

In honor of tomorrow morning's games, we bring you this video from Germany's Zeit Online, in which professional musicians demonstrate the (extremely limited) musical uses of the vuvuzela — the omnipresent, droning horn heard on every World Cup broadcast from South Africa.

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