“Mar Vacío” stands as the latest song released by the singer Shakira, a collaboration with reggaeton artist Manuel Turizo, which premiered at the end of June, accompanied by an impressive visual production. The tragic tale narrates the story of a mermaid who is pulled out of the sea.
The Colombian artist not only gifted her millions of fans with a musical hit but also stirred social media users, igniting a significant social movement. This was sparked by a scene in the music video where the queen of hip movements is surrounded by waste.
Adorned as a beautiful mermaid with long pink hair, Shakira is depicted reclining amidst an array of trash and debris. The set even featured a rodent that managed to sneak in, prompting the birth of the “Mar Vacío Clean Up” campaign, setting an example for her fans.
Her campaign entails visiting beaches to clean up the litter left behind by visitors. This endeavor aids in reducing marine pollution and protecting the marine life dwelling within these ecosystems, often affected by human-generated waste.
The performer of “Hips Don’t Lie” recently shared a video clip on her official Instagram account, showcasing individuals from different parts of the world joining the cause. They congregated on public beaches, ready to contribute their efforts to the campaign.
Shakira is among the select few artists who not only discuss making a change but also take the initiative to do so. Recently, at the Premios Juventud awards, the singer was honored with the title of “Agent of Change,” affirming that effecting change does not necessitate fame or wealth, but rather the desire to make a difference.