Shakira’s dance challenge has been taken to the next level! The Hips Don’t Lie singer took to her social media to share a video of two participates of the #champetachallenge that blew her mind. “Mariachis dancing Champeta! And I thought that I had seen it all! #champetachallenge.” In the clip, the two men perfectly execute the symbolic dance. Shakira has taken to her social media to share a few of her favorite videos – including one of her mini-me. Shak put the Champeta on display during her co-headlining performance at the Super Bowl halftime show with Jennifer Lopez.
The Colombian songstress and her dancers broke out in the amazing dance during her performance of Waka Waka. Following the jaw-dropping performance, the origins of The Champeta were explained.
“The sound of Champeta is directly related to that of the Congolese rumba and Zaire, to the soukous of central Africa. It’s within the same measure. In its sound, the great protagonist is the guitar and of a certain Cassio musical keyboard that makes sound effects,” explained musical journalist Jaime Monsalve, of the National Radio of Colombia, quoted by El País.
The Afro-Colombian dance pays homage to the rhythm that expresses the effect that African culture has on Caribbean soil. It’s also heard in Cartagena and Barranquilla. Shakira made sure that the woman responsible for teaching her dance had her time to shine.
In a video posted via her social, the mother-of-two shared a tutorial featuring Liz, the girl she saw dancing Champeta via social media. “She’s only 18-years-old, but she takes care of her family and is so hard-working that she always gives us joy,” Shakira wrote as she praised the dancer. “I am very happy to share the stage with her, with a Barranquillera, and to show the world this rhythm of our land to the whole world.”