Shakira wants to record an album in a language she doesn’t speak

I’m not one to try to limit people by telling them what they are and aren’t capable of, but you would think that in order to record an album in Arabic, you might actually need to know how to speak it.  Shakira, however, has said in a press conference in Morocco that she would like to challenge herself by recording some songs and perhaps an entire album in Arabic, noting that first she would need to learn the language.

She then made the Moroccan reporters laugh by telling them that she only knows a few words and phrases in Arabic, most notably “ateeni boosa,” which means “give me a kiss.”  There’s the title of the first single right there – she’s well on her way.