down, but only slightly.
is at about 121 decibels,” Neil Van Schalkwyk (37), said of the fine-tuned horn
he began producing last year.
50 000 of the new version so far, along with earplugs “because there is this
huge concern” that it can permanently damage hearing.
25% of the local market share.
He also exported vuvuzelas to eight West African
countries during the Confederations Cup, but said the World Cup has sparked
market, so it looks like we are going to get into Russia.”
he was waiting to see if they feature at the Premier League’s next season, and
potentially at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
whether Fifa will allow [the vuvuzela] into the stadia in 2014.”
talking-point of the current World Cup, and said he hoped the world’s best
soccer players would soon retract their complaints that it disturbed their
anything about the vuvuzela, so maybe (Portugal captain) Cristiano Ronaldo will
see that it will not stop him either,” he said.
languages and the vuvuzela has become the 12th language that everybody is able
to create proper music. It is able to create a penny-whistle sound.”
played soccer for local club Santos, and saw them being blown on the
turnover of some R7 million for the past decade. Estimates are that there are
two million out on the streets at the moment.
president Sepp Blatter gave the vuvuzela his backing and refused calls for a
suits from people who could blame the vuvuzela for medical injuries.