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The new Shakira? Colombian-Lebanese star Widy sings in Beirut

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Colombian Lebanese pop singer Widy, a new Latino sensation, landed this week in Lebanon to sing in a special ceremony on the side lines of the Lebanese Diaspora Energy summit.

In an interview with Al Arabiya.net, the Latino sensation said she is in negotiations with a recording company to release a new song in Arabic.

Widy has hits, with her latest song “Ya habibi” a mix of Arabic, English and Spanish reaching 34 mln viewers on Youtube,

The singer said that during the ceremony in Beirut, she was asked to sing two songs for Lebanese icon Fairouz.

The latino sensation who is referred by Colombian press as the new Shakira, is born to a Lebanese father and Colombian mother and live in the city of Baranquilla which is dominated by Lebanese diaspora and ofcourse Lebanese restaurants.

Widy whose real name is Wedad Cure confessed that she loves the Arab world though she does not speak perfect Arabic, but she understands it well enough, because her Lebanese father made sure she has a bond with her Lebanese roots.

She said she will be leaving Lebanon on Sunday back to Colombia and that she was very happy to take this trip and visit her father’s hometown of Rahbee in north Lebanon where she visited the house of her late grandparents who loved her from a distance and used to send her Lebanese sweets.

On another note, the Latin music industry is expecting Widy to dominate the scene for a while, especially her music combines pop, Latin and Arabic sounds.