Colombian artists Shakira and Carlos Vives have showed up in a Madrid court to answer charges by a Cuban-conceived vocalist and maker that they copied his work in their honor winning hit “La Bicicleta”.
Shakira grinned as she entered the court in downtown Madrid on Wednesday. She didn’t respond to columnists’ inquiries.
Shakira and Vives have recently dismissed the charges by Livan Rafael Castellanos that “La Bicicleta” — which signifies “The Bicycle” in English — contains verses, musicality and tune like those of his 1997 melody, “Yo te quiero tanto.”
“La Bicicleta” won two of the three greatest Grammy Latino honors for 2016, including tune and record of the year.
Vives advised columnists he respected the opportunity to demonstrate his innocence.