The latest statue of Shakira is anticipated to become a significant representation of culture in Barranquilla.
Baranquilla’s citizens are soon to have a new cultural tribute that will make them proud! The renowned Shakira will soon be honored with a statue placed in a strategic location chosen by the people through a vote. This is a well-deserved recognition of the singer’s philanthropic work through her Pies Descalzos Foundation, which has helped many people.
Shakira made an appearance at a press conference for Pies Descalzos and FC Barcelona to announce a grant to the YMCA of Greater Miami at the University of Miami Fieldhouse on August 1, 2011 in Coral Gables, Florida. A stunning 20-foot bronze sculpture by plastic artist Yino Marquez will be created to pay tribute to Shakira. The goal is to provide a cultural reference for visitors to make a “pilgrimage” to take pictures, stay in hotels, and invest in the beautiful city. The artist said that the process is currently in the preparation phase. Additionally, Shakira will attend the event where the Nuevo Bosque Megal-School will be delivered, a project supported by her foundation, the Ministry of Housing, the Mayor’s office, and the Santo Domingo Foundation.
In November 2018, Colombian singer Shakira placed her foot on a cement cornerstone during the groundbreaking ceremony for a school supported by her foundation “Pies Descalzos” and the Barca Foundation in Barranquilla, Colombia. The singer showed love for the children of Colombia and vowed to renovate the school. Several celebrities, including Marc Anthony, came together for a charitable golf tournament. The mayor expressed excitement for the new statue of Shakira, which will attract tourists and investment to the city. It is worth mentioning that the city already has a statue of Shakira, but this new one will be even more impressive!