Shakira is a global superstar who, by the age of 18, had taken Latin America by storm. Now, she celebrates her triumphant return to the stage in 2018 with a thrilling concert film documenting her acclaimed El Dorado World Tour.
Shakira is a truly global superstar who, by the age of 18, had taken Latin America by storm, before conquering international markets at 24 with her crossover hit "Whenever Wherever". Since then, she has continued to break barriers and records around the world with her unique blend of Latin sounds, rock and roll, and world music. Now, she celebrates her triumphant return to the stage in 2018 with a thrilling concert film documenting her acclaimed El Dorado World Tour, to be shown in theaters worldwide this November. Following the hugely successful release of her album El Dorado - which eventually earned her a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Vocal Album and a Latin Grammy for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album - Shakira returned to the world stage with her most celebrated show yet, performing recent smashes such as "Chantaje" and "La Bicicleta" as well as hits from her 20+ year repertoire including "Hips Don't Lie", "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" and "Estoy Aqui", to sold out stadiums and ...
Shakira made headlines this past weekend with her thrilling Super Bowl halftime show (more on that later). Just a few months ago, she released this movie, capping her 2018 "El Dorado World Tour". This particular show was filmed over two nights at the LA Forum in late August/early September, 2018.
"Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour" (2019 release; 122 min.) opens with Shakira in an elaborate underwater sequence. We then go to the LA Forum, as fans are storming in to get the best floor spots. The Forum goes dark, and there she comes on stage, strutting with a rousing "Estoy aquí / ¿Dónde estás corazón?". After a high-energy "She Wolf", we then get a backstage look on how the show was planned, and it is obvious that Shakira herself was involved in all but the smallest details. Later on she also talks openly about her vocal problems (haemorrhage on her vocal cord, forcing the postponement of the tour by over 6 months). Meanwhile back to the show itself, it is in all but name a "greatest hits" set, with all of the expected highlights ("Whenever, Wherever", "Underneath Your Clothes", the Spanish language hits, culminating with the encores "Toneladas", "Hips Don't Lie", and "La Bicicleta"). Shakira is in fine form throughout, as is her band which sounds tight and on the mark. Sadly I can't say the same thing of the movie's editing, in particular during the uptempo tunes, where the camera angle changes literally EVERY SECOND. Just dizzying, and the reason I cannot rate this higher than 7 stars. "Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour" had a brief theater run late last year, and recently premiered on HBO, where I saw it. It's now available on HBO On Demand and other streaming services.
You may have heard that Shakira, along with J.Lo, brought a thrilling halftime show at the Super Bowl last weekend. It was for me the best halftime show in YEARS. Shakira brought the house down with her super-tight and super-packed set. If you missed it, just Google it. Set List Shakira Super Bowl XIL Miami 2-2-20: 1.She Wolf 2.Empire 3.Ojos así 4.Whenever, Wherever 5.I Like It (with Bad Bunny) (with elements of "En Barranquilla Me Quedo") 6.Chantaje
(with Bad Bunny) (with elements of "Callaita") 7.Hips Don't Lie 8.Let's Get Loud (with Jennifer Lopez) 9.Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (with Jennifer Lopez).
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