Shakira Will Be One Of The Stars To Perform At A Celebration For Obama

By Dialogo
January 16, 2009

On Sunday, January 18, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, the Colombian singer Shakira ‎will be among the music stars performing in a public celebration to commemorate Barack Obama’s ‎inauguration. Obama has been elected the President of the United States of America. ‎ The world-famous Colombian artist will participate in this party along with Beyonce, Bono, Bruce ‎Springsteen, Usher, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, James Taylor, and others. The event will be ‎broadcast by HBO, and the next President of the United States is expected to be present with his ‎family, according to a press release from the singer's publicist in Los Angeles. ‎ The event will be free and open to the public, "making it the most accessible inauguration in ‎history," the media stated when it was pointed out that the American network which holds the rights ‎will broadcast this event on Sunday evening on open signal; hence, it will be free of charge and ‎available to all satellite and cable customers.‎ Next weekend a huge avalanche of Hollywood stars is expected to join the crowd in the Washington ‎streets or private parties, excited to witness the first African-American President of the United ‎States. ‎ The main Hispanic organizations will also offer an inaugural Latin gala on that day, two days after ‎Obama's official inauguration. The Spanish singers Alejandro Sanz, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, ‎and Paulina Rubio will participate in this gala. ‎ People magazine forewarned that it will be one of the most "star-spangled” inaugurations in ‎American history.‎