The American Tunisian Association describes zaghrouta as such:”It is a form of a long, wavering, high-pitched vocal sound representing trills of joy. It is produced by emitting a high pitched loud voice accompanied by a rapid back and forth movement of the tongue.”MORE: Watch the Super Bowl 2020 halftime show with Shakira, Jennifer Lopez Shakira, who celebrated her 43rd birthday during the Super Bowl, is Lebanese-Colombian and was incorporating aspects of Middle Eastern culture in her performance. The zaghrouta was just one part of the halftime show.MORE SUPER BOWL 54: (FOX) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/3c/4b/shakira-meme-ftr_1rlacc7m94c631rs9akq029b39.png?t=157064704&w=500&quality=80 Shakira took a moment during her performance at the Super Bowl 2020 halftime show to wiggle her tongue while making a sound.The moment instantly became a meme and mocked online, with people comparing the moment to Spongebob’s victory screech among other things. But as many people chose to make fun of the moment, others pointed out the history behind the sound. The sound she was making is called zaghrouta. Anatomy of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl comebackHow Patrick Mahomes turned his worst nightmare into the Chiefs’ Super Bowl dreamShakira’s father, William Chadid, is Lebanese, and she has mentioned in the past how his culture impacts her performances.“I am a fusion. That’s my persona. I’m a fusion between black and white, between pop and rock, between cultures — between my Lebanese father and my mother’s Spanish blood, the Colombian folklore and Arab dance I love and American music,” she told Faze Magazine. “I was born and raised in Colombia, but I listened to bands like Led Zeppelin, the Cure, the Police, the Beatles and Nirvana. I was so in love with that rock sound but at the same time because my father is of 100 percent Lebanese descent, I am devoted to Arabic tastes and sounds.”So while Shakira’s vocals seemed out of place during her performance, there was a good reason behind them.