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Shakira's performance and tongue wagging to camera at the US Super Bowl set the Internet alight as the perfect meme for many occasions but it turns out to be a traditional arabic zaghrouta, a way to express joy or happiness in Arab culture (@hoonable). @DanielGHajjar tweeted "You really have to understand how huge Shakira’s performance was for the Middle Eastern community. She had belly dancing, a mijwiz and a derbeke, performed 'Ojos Asi' which was one of the few Shakira songs to have arabic in it, did a Zaghrouta, all love on the biggest stage".

Shakira has sold 75 million records worldwide and is listed on Wikipedia as singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. She was born in Colombia to a father with Lebanese heritage, and a mother with Spanish and Italian ancestry.

'Shakira' is arabic for 'grateful'.


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