Shakira partners with Hard Rock International for Artist Spotlight merchandise

ORLANDO, Fla— Hard Rock International launches Shakira Artist Spotlight T-Shirt and Bracelet through the Artist Spotlight program, beginning February 2010. The merchandise will benefit Shakira’s Fundacion Pies Descalzos, an organization devoted to finding and providing opportunities for children who are victims of violence in Colombia.

Shakira created Fundacion Pies Descalzos In 1997, and as a result of her efforts, was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Shakira created Fundacion Pies Descalzos In 1997, and as a result of her efforts, was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

“I’m proud and excited to continue my partnership with Hard Rock International through the Artist Spotlight program,” said Shakira. “With the launch of the Shakira Artist Spotlight T-Shirt, I hope to increase international awareness and support for the Fundacion Pies Descalzos, an organization that is extremely close to my heart.”

“We were thrilled by the outstanding response to Hard Rock’s Shakira Signature Series T-shirt, launched in 2007, and are excited to continue our relationship with Shakira for her Artist Spotlight T-Shirt,” said Hamish Dodds, president and chief executive officer, Hard Rock International. “We look forward to our ongoing work with Shakira and her Fundacion Pies Descalzos.”