Category: Shakira

SHAKIRA, O2 Arena – Evening Standard, 12 June 2018

The night after Demi Lovato cancelled her O2 Arena show at the last minute due to injured vocal cords, Shakira arrived on the same stage to show her what’s hopefully in store. The Colombian star, 41, faced a bleak musical future after a vocal haemorrhage caused her to postpone this tour. Seven months later she was back and in fine… Read more →

SHAKIRA, O2 Arena – Evening Standard, 21 Dec 2010

The all-pervasive snow even fell on Shakira’s concert last night, albeit in paper form. The rest of the time, the Colombian superstar delivered a sweltering performance that could have thawed Heathrow. Having performed her first public bellydance at the age of four, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll offered a masterclass in hip-waggling, twisting and weaving her superlative torso like a Bonfire… Read more →

SHAKIRA, Wembley Arena – Evening Standard, 19 March 2007

With a cry of “Arriba London!”, a flurry of hair and the first of many thrusts of the hardest working hips in showbusiness, Shakira set about bringing some real Latin fire to town. Most of Spanish-speaking London was there to greet her, to judge by the number of Mexican, Venezuelan and most of all, Colombian flags being flown throughout the… Read more →

SHAKIRA interview – Evening Standard, 12 Dec 2002

Five foot tall Colombian bombshell Shakira may only have come to the attention of the English-speaking world this year, but already there is no top female pop star she can’t challenge. So you’re a former soap actress with much remarked upon buttocks, Kylie Minogue? At 15, Shakira starred in Colombian soap ‘El Oasis’, acting badly but still picking up an… Read more →

DOUBLE DIVAS – Evening Standard, 17 Jan 2014

Have a look at this week’s charts, or the nominations in the Best Single category at the Brit Awards, and you’ll see that “feat” remains the most widely used word in pop. The featuring guest spot is an easy way for a boring dance producer to inject their song with some personality, or for a rapper to add street cred… Read more →