The Super Bowl is one of the most important events in the United States, not only for the game, but also for the famous artists invite during halftime.
Recently a controversy has arisen after the participation of singer Shakira in this event; which took place last Sunday, February 2.
A strange and rapid movement with the language that the Colombian singer made was a subject that gave much to talk about on the different Internet platforms.
His gesture gave rise to various burlesque comments; but at the same time two interpretations about the possible tribute that the singer was making to her roots.
According to the information collected, some people noted that the singer’s gesture was not an occurrence of the moment, but that it was a tribute. In this regard, fans and connoisseurs drew two possible explanations.
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«Zaghrouta» or «Son de Negro»
There are many things related to this issue. The way Shakira does “zaghrouta” is a cultural issue that shows her roots.
According to Arabic customs, this tongue movement expresses joy.
If so, the strange gesture would pay tribute to its Lebanese ancestry. Shakira’s father William Mebarak Chadid comes from that place.
There is another place where some citicenz use the same tongue movement, and it is in Barranquilla, Colombia. Here, they use this gerture to celebrate carnivals. It can be attributed to the old troupe “Son de Negro.”
For many, the second explanation makes a little more sense because the singer paid tribute to Colombian music during her performance at the Super Bowl.
She used sounds and movements of Champeta, salsa and many other rhythms that are very popular in the Barranquilla carnivals.
Taking into account this controversy, the Apostle Paul in the Bible advises us not to adopt the customs of this world, but to focus on doing the will of God (Romans 12:2. This is the best decision that believers can make.