The Colombian famous person’s exhibit on the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles — which opens to the general public Saturday and runs by means of February 2024 — is a tribute to the singer-songwriter’s decades-spanning profession. That includes a number of shows that inform the story of Shakira’s humble beginnings to her world stardom, the exhibit got here collectively in six months, in keeping with co-curator Ernesto Lechner.
“It’s a tribute to [Shakira’s] geniality,” he tells Billboard. “I wanted to create an atlas, not a map, that represents Shakira as a citizen of the world, a globe-trotter.”
The immersive exhibit places you in Shakira’s world through her songs, music movies, stage outfits and lyrics which have outlined pivotal moments in her profession. Every show consists of memorable clothes worn by Shakira, together with her pink and gold Tremendous Bowl outfits, a gold-dipped guitar for her El Dorado World Tour, and a mixing desk the place followers can break down 4 of Shakira’s songs.
“From her team’s perspective, they were interested in doing a career retrospective, and from our perspective we wanted people to understand Shakira in a way that maybe they weren’t aware of and having it be multi-layered and multi-faceted,” provides Jasen Emmons, chief curator & vp of curatorial affairs on the Grammy Museum.
Beneath, the 5 greatest shows on the Shakira, Shakira: The Grammy Museum Expertise exhibit:
From Barranquilla to the world
Though Shakira wants no introduction, the exhibit begins off with a “how it all started” story. The chart-topping singer started to jot down her first songs as a bit lady in her native Barranquilla, Colombia. Impressed by Arabic music, she additionally started stomach dancing at age 4, a method that, to at the present time, she nonetheless incorporates into her performances. Moreover, she realized to play a wide range of devices, together with the guitar, harmonica, drums, keyboard and percussion.
Shakira the lyricist
Positioned in a transparent, glass field is one in every of Shakira’s treasured songwriting notebooks the place you possibly can learn handwritten notes, poems and even lyrics written by Shakira that impressed “Nada” from her 2017 album El Dorado. Shakira started writing poems at age 7 and unique songs by age 10.
Combine it up!
With the ability to break down 4 of Shakira’s songs, together with “Chantaje” and “Empire,” is sort of enjoyable if you wish to study extra concerning the mixing and producing course of. Three small Korg Kontrol consoles are positioned on a desk, and when you placed on headphones, you possibly can select which music you wish to break down with the steering of recording and mixing engineer Dave Clauss, who’s labored on 4 Shakira albums and her Rauw Alejandro-assisted “Te Felicito.”
All of the outfits
Most of the iconic Shakira appears to be like are on full show on the exhibit. It consists of the pink and gold outfits she wore for her Tremendous Bowl efficiency in 2020 and the customized Gibson Firebird electrical guitar, encrusted with 70,000 crystals, that she performed throughout a medley that included her single “Empire.” The a number of outfit shows all through the exhibit additionally characteristic outfits she’s worn for her world excursions.
¡Muévete como Shakira! (Transfer like Shakira!)
If you wish to show that your hips don’t lie both, the museum invitations you to document your self doing the newest Shakira development on TikTok. Following three easy prompts, you’re in your method to becoming a member of hundreds of thousands of followers who’re dancing alongside to whichever Shakira music is the newest one going viral.