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Shakira Exhibit at Grammy Museum Expertly Captures Singer’s Cross-Cultural Origins and Impact

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Thania Garcia With international hits like “Hips Don’t Lie” and “Waka Waka” that have endured the test of time, Shakira — and her unmistakable vibrato — are a fixture of pop culture.

Still, even the most die-hard fans will surely find something new to admire in her freshly unveiled exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

Shakira Mebarak Ripoll is renowned for the global trajectory of her career, and the showcase — which officially opens today in the museum’s Latin music gallery, and runs through 2024 — gives a closer look at the decades-long journey of the Colombian superstar with displays including rare mementos and instruments, costumes, a short film and more.

The exhibit was co-curated by Ernesto Lechner, whose ultimate vision “was to not only display her as a pop artist, but as an explorer,” he tells Variety. “This process took about six months to complete and in our very first meetings, I suggested we start with an atlas.” The beginning of the exhibit is designed with the intention of understanding and honoring the cultural lineage behind the chart-topper’s most beloved hits.

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