Shakira’s performance during the Cedars International Festival in Lebanon drew a crowd of over 14,000 people, organizers announced.
The Colombian-Lebanese superstar performed during the opening night of the festival as part of her “El Dorado World Tour.”
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A swarm of fans and local media welcomed Shakira at the airport, where she was spotted with her two children Milan and Sasha.
“I am very happy to be here in Lebanon,” she said. “This is the land of my ancestors and I’m very proud of my heritage — my Lebanese heritage.”
She also visited her grandmother’s hometown of Tannourine, where officials inaugurated the ‘Shakira Square’ in her honor.
“I have always thought of my family like the cedars,” Shakira said. “These beautiful trees have been transplanted to Columbia to produce fruit — like the fruit of these Cedars.”
In a statement, festival organizers said they invited Shakira to “send a message of peace from the cedars and from Lebanon to the world.”