Singer, songwriter, guitarist, dancer, entertainer — any of these titles are appropriate for describing the versatile Latin American star Shakira. But it’s the combination of all these together that makes her such an explosive performer.

In Japan earlier this week for promotions, the Colombian artist tangoed onto the stage of Tokyo’s Akasaka Blitz, later did a belly-dance while singing in Arabic, then suddenly transformed her voice from the trademark falsetto into a thing of immense power. Mid-set, she took a break from her wild dancing and singing, and sat quietly in the middle of the stage to play the acoustic guitar.

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