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WATCH #AFCON2019 Opening Ceremony Live + See Photo Highlights

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The 2019 African Cup of Nations is underway, with the first match between hosts Egypt and Zimbabwe.

The opening ceremony was a display of Egyptian culture against a backdrop of exploding fireworks.

International singers Femi Kuti (Nigeria), Dobet Gnahoré (Ivory Coast), and Hakim (Egypt) also performed the tournament’s official song live on stage. Watch the video here.

Dobet Gnahoré, Hakim & Femi Kuti

Watch video (Starts at 24.00 mark):

See highlights below:

CAIRO, EGYPT – JUNE 21: Opening ceremony at Cairo International Stadium at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group A match between Egypt and Zimbabwe at Cairo International Stadium on June 21, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

CAIRO, EGYPT – JUNE 21: Opening ceremony at Cairo International Stadium at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group A match between Egypt and Zimbabwe at Cairo International Stadium on June 21, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

CAIRO, EGYPT – JUNE 21: opening ceremony at Cairo International Stadium at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group A match between Egypt and Zimbabwe at Cairo International Stadium on June 21, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

CAIRO, EGYPT – JUNE 21: Fireworks during the opening ceremony at Cairo International Stadium at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group A match between Egypt and Zimbabwe at Cairo International Stadium on June 21, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

CAIRO, EGYPT – JUNE 21: Opening ceremony at Cairo International Stadium at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group A match between Egypt and Zimbabwe at Cairo International Stadium on June 21, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

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Photo Credits: Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images | @CAF_Online

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