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Shakira to Build School in Her Hometown

Shakira to Build School in Her Hometown

Pop diva Shakira will donate the proceeds from a concert in her hometown to build an arts school for 1,800 children forced to flee their homes by Colombia's civil war.
The concert, part of her worldwide Oral Fixation tour, will held Nov. 15 in the Caribbean port city of Barranquilla and is being billed as a festive homecoming for the hip-shaking international superstar who last month was nominated for five Latin Grammy awards.
The English and Spanish bilingual school will bear the name of Shakira's Pies Descalzos (Spanish for Bare Feet) foundation and have an emphasis on arts education, the foundation said Thursday in a statement.
The school will be located in La Playa, a poor suburb of Barranquilla where 45 percent of the residents are minors, only about half of whom attend school.
Tickets for Shakira's concert in Barranquilla start at under $7 each, a far cry from the up to $200 being charged at two more Colombian dates in Bogota and the southern city of Cali.
Meanwhile, in Mexico, Shakira won five prizes at Premios Oye!, a Mexican music award ceremony hosted Thursday: best album for Oral Fixation Volume 2; song of the year in Spanish for "Las caderas no mienten"; song of the year in English for "Hips Don't Lie"; best video; and a special award for songwriting for "D


Updated : 2021-06-20 19:09 GMT+08:00