Shakira’s performance at the Super Bowl half time show was absolutely mind-blowing.
She sang everyone’s favorite songs, like She Wolf, Empire, Hips Don’t Lie, and she dazzled the audience again with her killer dance moves.
However, the Colombian singer of Lebanese origins added this time one extra thing to her performance that hit home for the Lebanese.
While performing Hips Don’t Lie, Shakira looked straight at the camera as if she wanted to send a particular message and did the famous Lebanese Zalghouta.
The fact that this worldwide famous celebrity embraced her Lebanese origins in this way was indeed a wonderful thing. But the fact that she did it on national TV was the real hit.
It wasn’t only the zalghouta, but also her 30 seconds long oriental dance segment is where people really lost it. Our Lebanon made a special appearance at the 2020 Super Bowl, thanks to Shakira!
It was an unforgettable performance indeed, and you bet that everyone, especially in Lebanon, is talking about it! Though this isn’t the first time that Shakira’s Lebanese DNA was the star of the show.
This singer is known to be the queen of belly dancing, which she executed so beautifully in many of her shows. She also visited and performed in the Lebanese town where her grandmother was born, Tannourine, back in July 2018.
A visit that she concluded with the following statement:
“Lebnen! It’s amazing to be in this magical setting! It’s surreal. This means so much to me, to be singing in the land of my grandparents. I feel so proud of these cedars and of my heritage.”
Well, Shakira did show the world that she is proud of her Lebanese origins, just as we are proud of her for carrying Lebanon’s culture throughout her successful career!