What were the conditions for Kabah to play at the Qatar 2022 World Cup?

(Photo: Instagram/@Kabah_oficial)
(Photo: Instagram/@Kabah_oficial)

kabah puzzled the issue a press release to announce that, after receiving an invitation to participate in the Fanfest of World Cup Qatar 2022He would not attend because of his convictions. The news resounded on social networks, as almost no one knew that the pop group had been required to offer a show on November 28 representing Mexico and, although his reasons were explained, the critics did not wait.

In the midst of the scandal, Federica Quijano gave an interview to First handwhere she was questioned about the reasons that led them as a group to make that difficult decision.

Federica commented that after conducting surveys, everyone noticed that their fans were also against their participation.  (Photo: Instagram/@Kabah_oficial)
Federica commented that after conducting surveys, everyone noticed that their fans were also against their participation. (Photo: Instagram/@Kabah_oficial)

To begin with, he confessed that she’s a fan and he had always wanted to sing in a World Cup tournament, but this time he could not accept because many conditions went against his ideals.

I am a football lover and my dream had always been to go to a World Cup. The truth would have loved me, but not under these conditions, ”she declared.

Without going into details about the negotiations, the 51-year-old deputy also confessed that among the conditions that the organizers put was changing their wardrobes and selecting their set list so that they would not sing songs that went against ideals and so respect the culture of the host country.

“When they put you between a rock and a hard place and they tell you how to dresskabah It is not a group that we have ever shrunk, but nothing more for that reason than the fact that they tell you what do you have to sing or what do your lyrics say or what do you say so as not to offend the culture,” he said.

The singer pointed out that her costumes had to comply with certain rules such as covering from her neck to her feet, without wearing any kind of representative color of absolutely nothing. The rules were stricter for her and Daniela Magun because they were women, because they had to be completely covered. They also had to send their list of songs to be reviewed and analyzed.

Mexican fans in the stadium before their team's match against Poland for the World Cup Group C at the 974 stadium, Doha, Qatar - November 22, 2022. (Photo: REUTERS/Carl Recine)
Mexican fans in the stadium before their team’s match against Poland for the World Cup Group C at the 974 stadium, Doha, Qatar – November 22, 2022. (Photo: REUTERS/Carl Recine)

We have never wanted to offend anyone, absolutely no one. Imagine, if we went out to sing An illusionwhich is one of the flagship themes for the Kabahs who have defended love in all its expressions, suddenly they cut us off and take us to jail for that, because the truth is not cool.

And it is that the theme that they launched 22 years ago marked his support for the LGTB+ community with phrases like:Social difference, sexual preference, he is human at all times. Fear to accept that at the end we are all the same inside”.

Shakira and Dua Lipa also refused to participate in the 2022 World Cup celebrations. (Photo: Instagram @shakira)
Shakira and Dua Lipa also refused to participate in the 2022 World Cup celebrations. (Photo: Instagram @shakira)

Federica Quijano assured that the decision was made by all the members of kabah and thanked that they were on the same channel, because after noticing various inconsistencies they chose to reject the invitation.

“It is clear to us the respect that there must be for all the vulnerable groups that are being riddled in different ways […] What I have been and have defended as a single mom and others… It would go against what I have preached all along, of empathy, of inclusion, and what I am doing would not be consistent.”, he commented.

Regarding the artists who did agree to participate, he commented that everything is based on respect and he cannot judge them by their decision.  (Photo: @goldenescorpion/Instagram)
Regarding the artists who did agree to participate, he commented that everything is based on respect and he cannot judge them by their decision. (Photo: @goldenescorpion/Instagram)

Politics also attacked all those who “mocked” or criticized their possible participation in the World Cup, mentioning that they were surely young people who do not know their career and assured that their fans were happy about the invitation, but recommended that they not attend.

If they offered us a good payment, a lot of things you say ‘I’m seriously not going to take it?’. I don’t want to spit at the sky in a matter of work, I’m not Shakira who has millions or Dua Lipa who you can afford. It was a job to say that in this case to say that we are going to win more than we are going to lose, ”she said.

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