Shakira – The Sensation of Latin Music

fileMost people in this world have known Shakira, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, as a Columbian Latin pop singer and songwriter. She is also known as the sensation of Latin music because of her fabulous songs and her sensational belly dancing. Shakira is presently one of the largest musical icons: her world cup song “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” was the foremost common worldwide single of 2010, despite argument encompassing however she acquired the rights to use a sample in it. Locally, she’s one in every of the sole “Latin bomb era” artists who managed to stay relevant once the fever died early during the last decade and her world tours are real blockbusters.

Shakira is a very talented girl. At the age of eight, she was writing and composing music. And by the age of thirteen, Shakira became a local celebrity who had a lucky chance encounter with Sony Columbia executive, Ciro Vargas, on a flight from Barranquilla to Bogota. After that, Shakira got her first record deal with the company and was released her debut album called Magia (Magic) in 1991. The album, which lacked recording and production cohesion, failed to sell over one thousand copies. After that time, Shakira decided to take a break from recording and graduate from high school.

Costa Rican Love Latin Music and the Arts

Costa Ricans love to dance, sing and party. The foundation of native music in Costa Rica is based on the “marimba,” an African-derived, xylophone-style instrument. Costa Rican folk songs are nostalgic and have a ballad-like melody. The lyrics praise the beauty of the country, their people, the landscape, and often talk about the work it takes to grow the crops and to cultivate coffee. This country has a national “passion for coffee, the grain of gold,” so it is not unusual to hear references to the beans in music lyrics, poetry, literature or everyday conversation.

Latin- Music Uncorked!

One of the steadiest elements of latin music since the 1950’s is the pop song, which is not usually written, performed and recorded as a symphony, suite, or concerto. The basic form for pop music is the song and usually a song consisting of verse and repeated chorus. They are short in length but there have been notable exceptions though. The Beatles Hey Jude was an epic 7 minutes in length. However, in many cases, if the song is abnormally long, an edited version is released for radio airplay such as in the case of Don McLean’s very famous American Pie. It was edited down from its original 8 1/2 minutes length to just over 4 minutes for radio airplay. While on the other extreme, some hit songs clocked in less than 2 minutes in length.

Do Costa Ricans Hate Shakira?

Shakira is currently one of the biggest musical icons: her World Cup song “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” was the most popular worldwide single of 2010, despite controversy surrounding how she acquired the rights to use a sample in it. Locally, she’s one of the only “Latin bomb era” artists who managed to remain relevant after the fever died early during the last decade and her world tours are real blockbusters.

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