When Shakira was four, her father took her to a local Middle Eastern restaurant, where Shakira first heard the doumbek, a traditional drum used in Arabic music and which typically accompanied belly dancing.
She started dancing on the table, and the experience made her realize that she wanted to be a performer.
She carries out well-known philanthropic activities through charity work most notably through her Pies Descalzos Foundation. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on 2 February 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia.
The music teacher told her that she sounded "like a goat".Though then little known outside of her native Colombia, Shakira was invited to perform at Chile's Viña del Mar International Song Festival in February 1993.The festival gave aspiring Latin American singers a chance to perform their songs, and the winner was then chosen by a panel of judges.Shakira's second studio album, titled Peligro, was released in March, but Shakira was not pleased with the final result, mainly taking issue with the production.The album was better received than Magia had been, though it was also considered a commercial failure due to Shakira's refusal to advertise or promote it.