Shakira And Jennifer Lopez's Halftime Show Unpacked : Alt.Latino Shakira and Jennifer Lopez did more than shake things up on the Super Bowl stage. A panel of sociologists and music writers unpack the dialog.
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Shakira And Jennifer Lopez's Halftime Show Unpacked

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Shakira And Jennifer Lopez's Halftime Show Unpacked

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Shakira And Jennifer Lopez's Halftime Show Unpacked

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It's probably the most talked about and dissected 15 minutes on television in recent history. The halftime show during Super Bowl LIV featured two iconic Latinas — Shakira and Jennifer Lopez — and sparked lively conversations in living rooms, beauty salons, coffee shops, office cubicles and social media about representation, social justice, race and sexuality.

We try to unpack things in our own conversation with a panel of cultural observers and commentators: Suzy Exposito, Latin music editor for Rolling Stone; Maria Elena Cepeda, professor and co-chair of the Latino and Latina studies program at Williams College; Petra Rivera-Rideau, assistant professor of American Studies at Wellesley College; and Stefanie Fernández, Alt.Latino contributor and producer for AtlanticLive.

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