waka waka-ing in Morocco

Posted in Uncategorized by Diana on May 28, 2011

Tonight, I attended a free concert with several PCVs in Rabat. We sang and danced along to Shakira as she performed on the stage next to the Sofitel hotel.

In thinking about service, I would not have expected to see an international performer, much less one I recognized, in concert so I had fun singing and dancing along to Shakira.

Observation: There were both female and male concert-goers. lHamdullah. Young and old, there was a mixed group which I was happy about. Without surprise, the males went crazy as Shakira’s outfits became smaller and smaller.

Observation: Moroccans do not know what/how to cheer for an “encore.”

When Shakira pretended to say goodbye to the crowd, Moroccans just stood in place. Stood there and did absolutely nothing. Wall of whellu, no surprise.

What did the PCVs do? We shouted at the top of our lungs. “Encore…Shakira…waka waka” and repeat.

After hearing Waka Waka play all throughout Morocco and all during spring camp, I’d say the concert felt complete only after seeing her perform Waka Waka last night.


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