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  Cumbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cumbia is very popular, widely known in the Latin music mainstream (except Brazil); South America, as well as Central America and Mexico, with lots of regional variations and tendencies.
Cumbia is the net intersection of two cultures that settled in the region of what is now northern Colombia at different times; the Amerindians and African slaves.
Cumbia began as a courtship dance practiced among the slave population that was later mixed with the European instruments and influence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cumbia   (699 words)

  
 Mexican cumbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mexican cumbia is the form of cumbia dance and music found in Mexico.
Yet another style of cumbia popular around the central area is the Sonidero.
Grupo Soñador and Celso Piña is a good example of that style of cumbia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mexican_cumbia   (163 words)

  
 cumbia: Afropop Style -- Colombia, South America
Cumbia, Colombia's most famous musical genre is actually a term for a number of musical rhythms including porro and puya, with its essence in African percussion.
As recently as the first half of the 20th century, the cumbia was considered a vulgar, lower class (i.e.
The name is derived from "palitiao," which refers to the way the bombo drum (used in cumbia and porro) is struck along its rim to produce the sound of a cowbell.
www.afropop.org /explore/style_info/ID/31/cumbia   (256 words)

  
 Cumbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the colombian version, men and women came to the event dressed entirely in white – the women wore long, multi-layered skirts and the men carried bundles of candles or torches, which were lit and held as they gathered in a circle.
Although the cumbia began with African drums and voice, soon native wind instruments, such as the gaita (a flute with a sharp tone), cane flutes and Spanish instruments, such as guitars and ouds (a type of lute), entered the arrangements.
The look of cumbia has changed, too, as the clothing has become brighter and the dance is frequently performed by troupes of women.
www.grupofantasia.com /cumbia.htm   (393 words)

  
 The Austin Chronicle Music: Cumbia Sobre El Rio
A folkloric music born in Colombia's Caribbean coastal region, cumbia sabanera and its cousin cumbia vallenata were forged from a fusion of European accordion, native Indian guacharaca (a bamboo scraper), and African rhythms played on the caja, a drum slightly larger than a bongo.
It was in Independencia that cumbia Colombiana was born in the early Sixties, transforming Monterrey into a unique haven in Mexico for a music melded by African slaves and rural Colombians.
Still, the characteristics of cumbia lyrics are changing in the hands of Mexican musicians, becoming more reflective of their struggles with poverty and the loneliness of life in the big city.
www.austinchronicle.com /issues/dispatch/2002-10-18/music_feature.html   (3032 words)

  
 Joys of Music Project -Folk and National Music and Dance- Cumbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cumbia is one of the most important dances in Argentina.
The old Cumbia was from Africa, whose root is the Cumbé, a popular dance in Guinea.
Cumbia is the most popular, music you can listen and dance in every pub or inns, especially on Saturday nights.
www.geocities.com /petrud98/joysofmusic/folk_cumbia.html   (199 words)

  
 Cumbia Downloads - Download Cumbia Music - Download Cumbia MP3s
Cumbia was a synthesis of the traditions of three separate cultures: former slaves of African...
In its purest, most folk-derived form, cumbia is played on a combination of African drums and native American flutes, but the accordion eventually became the most popular lead instrument; organ and harp have also found favor in some quarters.
Cumbia's infectious, highly danceable beat found its way overseas, beginning around the 1960s, and became an indispensable tool for many Latin bands and orchestras; it achieved special popularity in Mexico, where many groups incorporated it into their repertoire of popular songs.
www.mp3.com /cumbia/genre/737/subgenre.html   (668 words)

  
 Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto - Cumbia - Background
Gaitero music, which has been played for centuries in the Caribbean coast region of Colombia, is the original, folkloric form of cumbia, and the root of all modern cumbia, one of the most popular musical expressions of Latin America today.
Modern, orchestrated cumbia is heard throughout South and Central America, and in Mexico, and is listened to by millions of people of Hispanic origin in the United States.
Orchestrated cumbia, with its infectious beat, is music for dancing, and is played in dance clubs,and at parties, as well as being listened to every day in millions of homes.
www.tamborygaita.com /history.html   (582 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Rough Guide to Cumbia [Import] [Compilation]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cumbia is the result of three colliding cultures that settled in Colombia at different times.
From its beginnings as a courtship dance among the slave population, cumbia gradually became the soul of the entire nation.
The range of artists and forms of cumbia is extensive and, as I said, perfect.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004SCES   (681 words)

  
 Cumbia at Learn to Dance Austin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although Tejano Cumbia music is different from Salsa music there are similarities in some of the moves but Cumbia can also move down the line of dance, rather than just staying in place with the partners dancing side-by-side as well as in closed position.
Cumbia is a fairly easy dance to learn, and a must for Tejano dancers.
The Columbian Cumbia music and dance is similar to Salsa and is not covered in the Tejano Dance class.
www.learn2dance.com /cumbia.htm   (172 words)

  
 Salsa, Vallenato, and Cumbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cumbia: the most popular dance rhythm of Colombia and the one that has been the most widely spread throughout Latin America.
Now, to solve your confusion, cumbia is not a clave-based rhythm, but as with many rhythms can be played "in clave." If a band that plays salsa wants to arrange a cumbia, they will usually arrange it in clave, especially if they decide to put in a mambo section.
This is OK because cumbia is a one-bar rhythm that fits in nicely the clave's two bar structure.
www.eijkhout.net /rad/dance_specific/salsa4.html   (468 words)

  
 MP3 Downloads - Music Downloads - Music Videos
Cumbia is to Columbia what samba is to Brazil, tango is to Argentina, and merengue is to the Dominican Republic -- it isn't the country's only style of music, but it is definitely its most famous and popular.
One thing the compilation doesn't get into is the cumbia of Mexico and the southwestern U.S., where Mexican artists have been playing their own interpretations of cumbia; this disc is Columbian all the way.
The Rough Guide to Cumbia is hardly the last word on cumbia, but it's generally rewarding and can serve as a fine introduction to the style, although it would have been nice if the World Music Network had listed recording dates.
www.mp3.com /albums/423976/summary.html   (387 words)

  
 Cumbia Spirit
Cumbia is a dance, a musical expression of three converging ethnicities.
Africa, Spain and Colombia's natives fused their love of nature, spirit, their roots and freedom to create this form of graceful, gentle and proud dance that grounds the spirit and lifts the heart.
For several centuries Cumbia has been used all over the country for celebration, communion, ceremony and festivals like “La Candelaria“ a popular celebration in the Atlantic Coast of the country dedicated to the Virgin of the Candle.
www.cumbiaspirit.com   (355 words)

  
 HYP RECORDS/Vinyl Safari: Latin--Cumbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After the samba and tango, the best-known South American rhythm may be the cumbia, which hails from such countries as Venezuela, Equador, and Columbia, and is closely related to the waltzes (vals) and polkas of Peru.
Cumbia is a folk dance rhythm with a driving beat and hypnotic quality accented by the use of such instruments as organ, harp, and accordion.
There is quaint, rustic, authentic cumbia as well as contemporary and adventurous cumbia.
www.hipwax.com /music/lat_cumb.html   (306 words)

  
 Splendid E-zine reviews: Rough Guide to Cumbia
Evocative of nightclubs and slinky dancing, Bermudez took cumbia from Colombia's coastal towns to the interior regions during the '60s.
During their popular concerts, Los Falcons, knowing damn well how irresistible their rock-tinged cumbias were, defied audiences not to dance.
Their arrangements are a little sloppier and somewhat faster than their dancehall forefathers, yet these subtle, punk Esquivels keep the cumbia faith.
www.splendidezine.com /reviews/jan-1-01/rough.html   (463 words)

  
 cumbia - Find, Compare, and Buy at Shopping.com
Cumbia - 14 Exitos De Radio-Mix by Various Artists
Cumbia Sonideras: Total Total Total by Various Artists
Guerreros De La Cumbia by Roberto Moron Y Su Grupo Atentado Internacional
www.shopping.com /xGS-cumbia   (416 words)

  
 Online Latin Radio Station - Live365 Internet Radio - Sonideros De Ricardo
Cumbia is one of the most irresistible types of latin music, and one of its most dynamic and evolving in modern form.
Cumbia is one of the most addictive and irresistible forms of latin music.
It is also one of the most dynamic and evolving in its modern form.
www.live365.com /stations/soniderosdericardo   (166 words)

  
 Greg Ribot & Cumbia del Norte: The International Conspiracy - PopMatters Music Review
His backing band, New York's Cumbia del Norte, brings an interesting mix of jazz and South American music (specifically, the Colombian cumbia featured in their name).
Granted, Greg Ribot & Cumbia del Norte are not going for a highly improvisational sound, but all the same, orchestration needn't mean tameness and timidity.
There are, however, glimpses of abandon and longing on tracks like "La Cumbia Loco" -- we can only hope that Greg Ribot will let his hair down a little more often and play some more crazy cumbias that we can all groove to.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/r/ribotgreg-international.shtml   (598 words)

  
 Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is a documentary film on the music of The Gaiteros of San Jacinto, of the Caribbean coast of Colombia, and on the history of cumbia, one of the most popular forms of musical expression in the Americas today.
Gaitero music, which has been in danger of disappearing, is the original folkloric form of cumbia, and the root of all modern cumbia.
The film is also a post-humous tribute to Antonio "Toño" Fernández, who was the first musician to put words to gaitero music.
www.tamborygaita.com   (111 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Cumbia Mix, Vol. 1: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cumbia Loca - Tiberio Y Sus Gatos Negros
I think that this cd cumbia mix 1 is a very excellent cd to own.
I think that marco herrera is the best cumbia mix dj there is, I own all of marco Herreras' music mix cds.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004WH8X?v=glance   (321 words)

  
 GregRibot.com
The rhythms include cumbia, rumba, afoxe, and more.
There is great stylistic diversity combined with a consistency and depth that has developed over many years.
The new CD "Cumbia y Mas" is out now.
www.gregribot.com   (152 words)

  
 Upcoming.org: Dance Oasis: Colombian Cumbia Dance Lesson at AAACC (Monday, November 28, 2005)
This cumbia dance class is perfect for both leaders and followers interested in learning:
A variety of Cumbia dance steps that give you what it takes to get out on the dance floor and comfortably move with your partner!
Dance Oasis (Cumbia) is an official Dance 4 Good class.
upcoming.org /event/39455   (397 words)

  
 Charanga Cakewalk Downloads :: calabashmusic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Multi-insrumentalist, studio whiz, producer, sideman extraordinaire and musical visionary Michael Ramos presents the first album from Charanga Cakewalk: 'Loteria del la Cumbia Lounge'.
What happens when a Mexican American is reared on traditional Latino music, progressive rock and cutting edge electronica and plays guitar with the likes of John Mellencamp, Paul Simon and Patty Griffin.
The side man in question is Michael Ramos, and Charanga Cakewalk is his debut effort, recording out of his studio, the Cumbia Lounge, where his music video was also filmed.
charangacakewalk.calabashmusic.com   (229 words)

  
 Flickr: Photos tagged with cumbia
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You can assign as many tags as you wish to each photo.
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www.flickr.com /photos/tags/cumbia   (70 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Cumbia - Various Artists at Epinions.com
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 Amazon.com: The Rough Guide to Cumbia: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Greatest Cumbia Classics of Colombia ~ Various Artists
Every song is beautifully arranged and evokes a kind of nostalgia for this "music of the coast." If you are someone who values variety in a CD compilation, however, you might want to give the samples on this amazon website a good listen before you purchase the CD.
While the cumbia songs are wonderfully pure and truly representative of this fantastic music, they do sound very similar (which isn't a surprise, of course, because this is a CD of cumbia!).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004SCES?v=glance   (1098 words)

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