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WATCH #AFCON2019 Opening Ceremony Live + See Photo Highlights

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.

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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