Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in Barranquilla Colombia on February 2nd 1977.
Shakira has devoted considerable time and energy to UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund). She became the ambassador of the charity in 2003. Shakira travels internationally to raise awareness of the struggles of children less developed countries.
Shakira would be part of Cultural Interaction because she is a Colombian musician who has achieved success in both Spanish and English speaking markets. Shakira has written over 60 songs and is considered one of the most successful Latin American recording artists.