We were there for a few hours and it was one of those rare moments where there were four to five people in the studio, but only two people are there for the specific purpose of writing a song. And [Shakira] just came in with a whole new attitude — it was like seeing an American rock star, but singing in Spanish, and singing about things we could relate to.
Far before Shakira entered the music scene, DJ Pablo Flores had been commanding attention as a remix maverick. After working the club circuit in Puerto Rico, he began spinning in Miami and gaining fans for his ability to transform Spanish-language ballads into dance jams.
He had mixed a Gloria Estefan song, and one night, when Miami Sound Machine was performing at a nearby hotel, they came to hear Flores play it. Emilio Estefan introduced himself to Flores and later enlisted him to make remixes. She was of Lebanese descent and one of the plans she had in her life was to make a song paying tribute to that part of her.
Garza still recalls her enthusiasm. The song represented a change for Shakira, too. It was also a chance for her to perform a verse in Arabic and show off the belly-dance training she had been learning since she was a child — and she wanted everything to be perfect.
We even had this girl come in to do the tiny finger bells, and in the [Arab world], women make these high-pitched trills with their tongues [called ululation], so we had her do that, too. Shakira asserted herself throughout the entire process, and pushed everyone around her to get the exact energy she wanted, Flores remembered.
And the end result was really masterful. Working on that album is an honor — it was something that happens once in a lifetime. All of it — it was one of those things where everything fell into place. The songs were good, she was good, and you knew it was going to be a huge step for her.
You need to have the team and the company behind you, and people believed in it. And I really believe in energy, and the energy we felt with that album was incredible — it was this feeling of happiness and just a wonderful moment in both of our careers. December 1 Zootopia. Love Rocks starring Shakira Gurus?! Teaching a baby to read II.
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Olgui Chirino I now have to Sign up for email updates Find out about new music, videos, tour dates and more.La revista Rolling Stones reconoció al disco de la barranquillera Shakira, ‘Dónde Están Los Ladrones’, como uno de los mejores álbumes musicales de la historia, entre los que se encuentran discos de varios géneros. Rolling Stones clasificó el disco en la posición # presentándolo como el álbum que vino mucho antes de que Shakira se volviera rubia y le mostrara al mundo que.