Colombia is a country known for its ambition and drive, that legacy continues pushes generations toward not only a better future but towards the achievement of their goal. For many hard work and determination are the only parts needed on the trip to success and in Barranquilla, Colombia, one girl was able to understand. That girl put that theory into her own life in the hopes of accomplishing her only dream. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born with a gift that she had not yet discovered and for most of her childhood dreamt she of stardom and the ability to not only spread her music through the world but also help people in need. Shakira made a bold step and for most of her adolescent life, she worked for that dream, a dream that not many believed could happen. Within…show more content… Shakira Ripoll proved to the world that her culture not only lived through her career as a musician but really helped her stand out as an artist and layout to the audience the type of lasting contribution she made to the music industry.
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on February 2, 1977, in Barranquilla which is one of the largest cities located in the northern Caribbean area of Colombia. Shakira was an only child raised by her parents, Nidia Ripoll Torrado and William Mebarak Chadid. They lived a relatively poor life which really showed Shakira the realistic life that many people have to go through which later became a goal for her, to help those in need. For most of her life she witnesses how much her cultural background which includes Spanish, Italian, and Arabian really changed her personal perspective on life and later her music. At a young age, she developed a fascination with typewriting specifically watching