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Monday, December 5, 2011


Name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
DOB: February 2, 1977
Where: Barranquilla, Colombia
Genres: Latin pop, pop, dance, world, electronic, pop rock, alternative, rock
Occupations: singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, philnathropist, dancer
Instruments: vocals, guitar, harmonica, drums, percussion
Years Active: 1990-present

Early Life
-Only child of Nidia Ripoll and William Mebarak Chadid
-Is of Italian, Lebanese, Spanish, Macedonian descent
-Has 8 older half siblings
-Her father is originally from the US, but moved to Barranquilla

Music Career

Other Stuff
-Her dancing is based on the art of belly dancing, which comes from her Lebanese heritage.
-On stage, she often performs barefoot
-In the videos for the songs Ojos Asi, La Tortura, Hips Don't Lie, Whenever Wherever, Beautiful Liar, She Wolf, you can see her belly dancing

-Her music combines mainstream pop, and rock

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