Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Gabriel García Márquez Shakes It to Shakira

Though it might not actually be newsworthy, who can resist actual video footage of Nobel Laureates dancing (badly?) at a rock concert by a pop princess?

Here’s Gabriel García Márquez (One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera) rocking out at a Shakira concert. But don’t think that García Márquez was going all fanboy: he’s known Shakira for at least a dozen years, having written a profile of her for a magazine in the late 1990s. The two were teamed again in 2006, fighting child poverty together in Panama and in 2007 she wrote music for the Mike Newell-directed film version of Love in the Time of Cholera.

When you view the clip, keep in mind that the Columbian author was born in 1927 and is the earliest winner of the literary Nobel still alive. All things considered, the 83-year-old still has it all going on!

Tip of the hat to the wonderful Lapham’s Quarterly.


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