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Shakira (2005)

Interview by Gavin Martin, Rock's Backpages Audio, 2005

The Latino Lioness on her Oral Fixation album, writing in English, politics and poverty, and the benefits of belly dancing.

file format: mp3; file size: 22mb; Interview length: 24' 13"; sound quality: ****


Shakira: Colombian Gold

Interview by Ted Kessler, Observer, The, 14 July 2002

As a schoolgirl she drove the nuns crazy with her belly dancing, now she's got the world gyrating. Ted Kessler meets Shakira, the Colombian superstar ...

Shakira: Latin Chancer

Profile by Lisa Verrico, Times, The, 14 December 2002

Shakira should forget the political posturing, says Lisa Verrico, and stick to what she does best — making music and looking good. ...

Shakira: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, Times, The, 17 December 2002

NO MATTER where you sat in Wembley Arena on Monday night, you were never far from open-mouthed men trying not to drool at this year's ...

Shakira: Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 (Epic)

Review by Mark Kemp, Paste, 23 August 2005

Beyond the Belly: Colombian songstress trumps lazy stereotypes with raw talent ...

On Music: Shakira – The She Wolf Bites

Comment by Jude Rogers, Guardian, The, 17 July 2009

Shakira's howling alter ego is properly, wonderfully strange, going back to the old rules of pop star alternate personas ...

Shakira: She Wolf (Epic)

Review by Mike Diver,, October 2009

THERE'S MUCH to like about diminutive Columbian singer Shakira (Isabel Mebarak Ripoll), best known to this day for 2001's breakthrough Whenever, Wherever and her global ...

Shakira Wants to Fight Poverty and Offer Escapism

Interview by Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror, 4 December 2009

SHAKIRA'S THE 50 million-selling pocket-sized Colombian superstar whose high-profile charity work, runaway international success and eye-boggling performances comprise a perfect combination of brain power and ...

Shakira: Manchester Arena ****

Live Review by Dave Simpson, Guardian, The, 15 December 2010

"I'M HERE to please you," begins the Colombian superstar Shakira. Then, wearing what may be a coat of paint rather than trousers, she hauls girls ...


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