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"Cumbia is one of the world's great dance grooves. It is made up of merry guitars and accordions, torrid brass, and insistent, deep-toned drums and percussion, pounding out a lopsided, strutting 4/4 rhythm with a kick like nitroglycerine. Cumbia is the result of three colliding cultures that settled in Colombia at different times. Indigenous peoples were followed by the Spanish conquistadors, who added on Moorish influences from the sack of Granada. Finally, African slaves were brought in, and they supplied both the rhythm and the means to bring it forth. From its beginnings as a courtship dance among the slave population, cumbia gradually became the soul of the entire nation." PRI's The World asks
, which do you prefer, Cumbia old
or Cumbia new? For Cumbia old the list is long: Amaneciendo!
:: Cumbias En Moog "Cumbia De Sal"
:: Cumbia Sampuesana
:: Pedro Laza - Cumbia del Monte
:: Gabriel Romero - La Subienda
:: Cumbia plegaria
:: Soledad - Lucy Gonzalez
:: La Zenaida
:: For Cumbia new start here: Chancha via Circuito
and then check out the ZZK Mix Tapes: Fauna Megamix
:: King Koya
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