Arts and Entertainment Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull are collaborating the the World Cup 2014 song,

"We Are One (Ole Ola)" will debut at the opening ceremony in Sao Paulo in June

Kazuo Ohno: Dancer who co-founded the modern Butoh style and brought it to the world stage

Kazuo Ohno was the co-founder of Butoh, the Japanese dance form which is influenced by Japanese traditions and modern Western dance and is inspired both by Japanese and foreign literature. With its playful and grotesque imagery, taboo topics, characters with whitened faces, its slow movements and physical distortions, Butoh was a reaction in part to the horrors sustained by Japan during the Second World War and the uncertainties of the post-war nuclear era.

Cia de Dança Deborah Colker, Barbican Theatre, London

It's with the circus elements that Cruel, the latest show by Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker, springs into focus. A woman dances with knives, arms thrusting and pointed shoes stabbing. Dancers move between and even through mirrors, until you can't tell which of those clasping, clutching limbs is real, which is a reflection.

World Cup replica made of cocaine

Fans worldwide have fashioned replicas of the World Cup trophy out of everything from papier-mache to plastic. But a crook in Colombia gets top prize for most original material: cocaine.

Submarine seized in anti-drugs swoop

The US Drug Enforcement Administration said it helped Ecuador seize a submarine capable of transporting tons of cocaine.

Album: Big Boi, Sir Lucious Left Foot: Son Of Chico Dusty (Def Jam)

Antwan "Big Boi" Patton's follow-up to Speakerboxxx is not as immediately engaging – there's nothing here with quite the magnetic appeal of "I Like The Way You Move" – although few rappers can manipulate the charms of hook, rap and beat as infectiously as Patton when all the elements lock together as smoothly as they do on "Shine Blockas" and "You Ain't No DJ", the latter built around a sort of hip-hop gamelan groove.

Glastonbury not so middle-aged as teens throng sun-baked festival

"Michael Stipe once said you shouldn't wear sunglasses on stage because it demonstrates disrespect for your audience," said Matt Berninger, lead singer of Brooklyn-based rockers The National. "But the sun is shining into my eyes and is burning my corneas." If anything defined this year's Glastonbury, it was the heat. Dry, uncompromising, and painfully affecting. The same, of course, could be said for Berninger's music.

Robbie Marsland: I fear this could edge whales closer towards extinction

The way the IWC is deciding the fate of our whales is positively Byzantine. For the thousands of NGOs and observers gathered in Agadir all we had was some dancers followed by 30 minutes from the chair and then the meeting was moved into closed session until Wednesday.

Landslide victory for former Colombian defence chief

A former defence minister who led a strong and effective campaign against Marxist rebels has won Colombia's presidency by the largest margin in modern history.

Green maverick fades away as Colombia goes to the polls

Boters in Colombia took to the polls yesterday at the end of a presidential campaign that swung from high drama, with the unexpected rise of a fringe green candidate just a few weeks ago, to almost anti-climactic calm as the ruling party favourite seemed poised to cruise to a landslide win.

Dozens trapped by Colombian coal mine explosion

A coal mine explosion in north-western Colombia believed to have been caused by a build-up of methane gas killed at least 16 miners and left dozens trapped more than 10 hours later, President Alvaro Uribe said yesterday.

Tap Dogs, Novello Theatre, London

A spotlight picks out Adam Garcia on the industrial set of Tap Dogs, dressed in jeans and heavy work boots.

Four hostages rescued from Farc rebels in 300-man raid

Colombian soldiers freed two high-ranking police officers and two soldiers yesterday who were among the longest-held rebel captives in a raid in the nation's southern jungle.

Online video sites embrace live concert streams

The visceral experience of attending a concert can never be fully replicated online. But live music is making its way to the Internet with increasing frequency, bringing with it new opportunities for fans, artists and rights-holders alike.

The Secret History of Costaguana, By Juan Gabriel Vásquez trans. Anne McLean

For once, this novel's title says it all. Costaguana is irreducibly the name of Joseph Conrad's fictive Latin American land. In his life as a mariner, Conrad knew the region remarkably little – having spent just three days in Colombia - just as he knew so few Latin Americans that the local characters were all drawn from other nationalities. Conrad's Nostromo, an abbreviation of the Italian nostro uomo (a term often used for the Italian labourers on the Panama Canal), is a kind of everyman, at work in a country that used to be Colombia but which then seceded to become a nation that was little more than a canal. Costaguana, indeed: a name redolent of a country bounded by two coasts – or an isthmus bounded by two oceans - from whose waves protrude islands of fertilising birdshit.

The global roots of South Africa's World Cup song

Whatever else Golden Sounds thought they were doing 25 years ago when they stuffed pillows into their clothes and donned pith helmets to record "Zangaléwa", it's unlikely they thought they were making a World Cup song. But in one of the stranger ripples of globalisation that's exactly what has happened.

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