Lebanese-Colombian pop/rock singer Shakira Mebarak has made arrangements to hold a number of concerts for the first time in Morocco this coming June. Sources in Rabat have revealed that a group of sponsors from London have arrived in Morocco to finalize agreements for Shakira’s concerts.
According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Shakira will be holding concerts in Casablanca, Rabat, and possibly a third Moroccan city. Organizers for the big event are trying to complete all necessary procedures in secrecy not wanting to reveal any additional information until everything is finalized. It was added that great efforts are being made in organizing the concerts, where it was revealed that there is a possibility of holding Shakira’s concerts during the summer festivals that take place in Morocco.
The concerts are expected to prove a huge success due to the fact that Shakira holds great popularity all over Morocco. Her style of mixing Arab traits and forms of dancing into her performances is one of the main reasons her popularity has spread so fast around the Arab world.
On a different note, Shakira has also announced that she will be visiting her home country Lebanon this April to perform two concerts. Shakira had stressed her desire to hold different performances in Lebanon and a contract has been signed with sponsors to hold the concerts in Beirut. Organizer of the Beit El Din Festival, Nour Janbalat, was able to successfully reach an agreement worth 800,000 US dollars with the Lebanese-Colombian singer.
Shakira had previously announced on live TV that she will go on a Middle East tour and has signed a contract to hold three concerts in Egypt at the Light and Sound Theater. The singer has recently sent a crew of song specialists to study the taste of the Egyptian population so as to know what type of songs to perform.
Multicultural Shakira is one of a growing number of Latin American singers making a splash on the US pop charts. Her latest album, "Laundry Service," has sales approaching 10 million albums worldwide. Her music combines rock, pop, Latin and Arabic sounds. Shakira also plays guitar and writes most of her songs, which allows her to control its content and style, something she is very keen on. –Albawaba.com