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  Music of Colombia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The national music of Colombia is said to be cumbia.
Cumbia is a mixture of Spanish and African music, the latter brought by slaves.
Salsa music was born among Puerto Ricans and Cubans in New York City, and soon spread to Colombia, popularized by Fruko y sus Tesos and Discos Fuentes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Colombia   (1452 words)

 Colombia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word "Colombia" comes from Christopher Columbus and was conceived by the revolutionary Francisco de Miranda as a reference to the New World, especially to all American territories and colonies under Spanish and Portuguese rule.
Colombia has a total area of 1,138,910 square kilometres (439,736 sq. mi) being the fourth biggest country in South America after Brazil, Argentina and Peru and the seventh largest one in the the Americas.
The Andes range is located in Colombia from Southwest (Ecuador boarder) toward Northeast (Venezuela boarder) and is divided in the Colombian Massif (Macizo Colombiano) in three ranges (East Range, Centre Range and West Range) that form two long valleys, Magdalena and Cauca follow by the rivers of the same name.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colombia   (2650 words)

 Music of Colombia: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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Soukous is a musical genre formed in zaire and the congo in the early 20th century, also known as lingala music in east africa and congo music...
Boogaloo (shing-a-ling, popcorn music) is a genre of latin music and dance that was very popular in the united states in the late 1960s....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/mu/music_of_colombia.htm   (3161 words)

 Cantos Wiwa - traditional music from Colombia / cdRoots
From a Colombia ravaged by internal conflict and tormented by "...outside pressure, from the native communities caught in the grip of the armed conflict between army, paramilitary forces and guerrilla, comes a musical message..
As one of the countries that has contributed most to the spread of Latin American music, Colombia’s musical culture at first glance seems to be synonymous with that typical mix of complex rhythms and syncompated melodies known as cumbia or else with its related forms such as the regional vallenato or the world-famous salsa.
Music for the Wiwa people, far from being a mere source of entertainment and relaxation is closely linked to the rhythms of daily life and to the rituals and ceremonies of a people who since time immemorial have dwelt on these lushly forested mountains.
www.cdroots.com /rd-wiwa.html   (629 words)

 Articles - Colombia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The word "Colombia" comes from the name of Christopher Columbus (´´Cristóbal Colón´´ in Spanish, ´´Cristoforo Colombo´´ in Italian) and was conceived by the revolutionary Francisco de Miranda as a reference to the New World, especially to all American territories and colonies under Spanish and Portuguese rule.
The highest mountain in Colombia is not in the Andes but in the Caribbean plain: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta with its highest points named Pico Cristobal Colon (5,775 m or 18,947 ft) and Pico Simon Bolivar (same elevation).
Colombia´s main exports include manufactures (41.62 of exports), petroleum (26.52%), coal (12.11%), cocaine (9.34%) and coffee (6.10%), New oil exploration is needed to offset declining oil production.
www.babyblanketcenter.com /articles/Colombia   (2277 words)

 Music Preferences in Colombia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
These regional musical forms evolve out of the local cultural traditions, which represent a synthesis of the cultural heritages of descendants of the local Indian inhabitants, the Spanish settlers, the fl slaves and even some English-speaking smugglers, who exist in different proportions by region.
Simultaneously, tropical music forms such as salsa (a form that is based upon the Cuban son and exploded in popularity in New York City to spread around the world) and merengue achieved popularity as hot dance music that is distinctly Latin American in flavor.
We have presented an analysis in which we argue that the segmentation of music preferences in Colombia today is the result of the change in communication media and technology over the last fifty years.
www.zonalatina.com /Zldata122.htm   (1446 words)

 colombian music recommendations | Colombia Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Drawing on the music and dance of the Colombian Caribbean, her work is informed and inspired by a rich cultural mix that combines elements from African, Native Indian and Spanish traditions.
She presents rhythms such as the cumbia, bullerenge, chalupa, garabato and mapale from Colombia?s Caribbean coast alongside the Cuban son, guaracha, rumba and bolero son that arrived in Colombia via the village of San Basilio de Palenque.
The music from that region is from that region, period.
poorbuthappy.com /colombia/node/18562   (6776 words)

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Given that music education at an early age, and at high school levels is neither mandatory nor offered in many schools, makes it difficult to develop a high standard of musical culture in the country.
In this context learning music is a pastime, and is a habit to pass it on from one generation to the other.
Not only new musical instruments, interfaces, or compositions have been created, there is also a growing computer music community, and we believe these are the footsteps for the new music generations in Colombia.
ccrma-www.stanford.edu /~juanig/articles/Education.html   (2148 words)

 ipedia.com: Music of Colombia Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Salsa music was born among Cubans in New York City and Puerto Rico, and soon spread to Colombia, popularized by Fruko and Discos Fuentes.
Providencia Island is also home to a type of folk music which is closly related to mento, a Jamaican folk form.
Música llanera is a harp-led form of music from Los Llanos; it's popular throughout Colombia, and is known for verbal contests called contrapunteo.
www.ipedia.com /music_of_colombia.html   (1206 words)

 Colombia: UNESCO Culture Sector
Some of them are mainly involved with the creative possibilities of new technologies applied to their music; others have a mixed production of instrumental and electroacoustic works; but for some of them, computers, synthesizers or other electronic resources were only part of an ocassional experience in their compositional world.
Born in Ghent, Belgium, 1935, moved to Bucamaranga, Colombia, a few months later; died in Bogota, 1975; is considered one of the big names among the composers of new music of Colombia and the most active and prolific composer working with electroacoustic medias during the 60s and 70s.
Born in Bogota; studied composition at the Music Department of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogota, and at the California Institute of the Arts in the United States.
portal.unesco.org /culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=15236&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=205.html   (408 words)

 Putumayo World Music
Colombia plays an important role in Putumayo's history, as company founder Dan Storper was inspired to name his original clothing and handcrafts company after the stunning Putumayo River valley he visited in 1974.
The music of Colombia has yet to make an international splash like Cuban music has in recent years, but everyone who is familiar with Latin America's third largest country knows that it is likely to be the source of the next big thing in Latin music.
Discover the instantly engaging music of Colombia with this fun, accessible collection of music that will light up any fiesta.
www.putumayo.com /cd_latin/colombia.html   (175 words)

 MHSchool: McGraw-Hill Music 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The array of music styles found in Colombia is one of the more straightforward examples of the multicultural background of most Latin American countries.
Colombia can be divided into five distinct regions: the Atlantic/Caribbean coast, the Pacific coast, the Andes, Los Llanos (“the plains”), and the Amazon.
Colombian Music Roots Three cultural strands—Spanish, West African, and Native American—together comprise the roots of Colombian culture and music.
www.mhschool.com /music/2005/teacher/teachingideas/folk/columbian   (651 words)

 Guide to Latin Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the late 1960s musical influences outside of Brazil like Rock were having their influence upon Brazilian music and musicians, who, while remaining faithful to Brazilian rhythms and styles, were happy to experiment with new styles and instrumentation.
Colombia is also part of the Andes Cordillera and has many of the same music traditions of its mountain neighbors, but it is also a part of the Caribbean where African influences are predominant.
Colombia is, of course, also a hotbed for Salsa with artists like Joe Arroyo, Grupo Niche and others, who are popular throughout the Caribbean.
www.caravanmusic.com /GuideLatinMusic.htm   (3632 words)

 Juanes.NET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Colombia Sin Minas" featured seven of today's top performers, led by Juanes, the charismatic singer-songwriter who spearheaded the musical relief effort for his war-torn homeland& the all-acoustic show exposed the essence of several excellent songs, from familiar hits to hidden jewels.
What was left was their poetic cadence, alluring melodies and skin-tingling soulfulness& These artists believed in the music as much as the cause".
There's passion and spontaneity and an exquisite sense of momentum that, against all odds, continues to push the genre forward& The vitality of Latin music was apparent throughout the Colombia Sin Minas benefit concert...
www.juanes.net /archive/noticias.cfm?language=en   (440 words)

 Salsa music | Colombia Guide
First, salsa music is just about everywhere in Colombia, on many street corners, in lots of bars and clubs, even in the supermarkets.
So, in Colombia, there is plenty of opportunity for the serious salsero to enjoy himself, it's just that you have to work harder than you would in Paris, New York, or most other cities.
About Colombia, by saying that Colombian people dance salsa by doing a "Cumbia-like step", you're just showing how little you know about Cumbia, which also has its very own place in the local culture and is regarded as a completely different rythm.
poorbuthappy.com /colombia/node/2712   (2906 words)

 World Music Colombia - Colombian Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The cumbia is Colombia's greatest musical export, and vocalist Totó la Momposina is its most accomplished ambassador.
A Putumayo Blend: Music from the Coffee Lands $14.99 Audio CD The artists gathered together here hail from nations and cultures noted for the growing and export of coffee.
As with this CD's companion release, Music from the Tea Lands, one senses the possibility of lucrative product tie-ins, but part of the proceeds from the album are earmarked for charity and any catchy idea that gets the music out there is a good thing.
www.almudo.com /Colombia-Music.htm   (712 words)

 Andean Music,Musica Andina,El Condor Pasa,Bolivia,Colombia,Peru,Argentina,Ecuador,Venezuela,Paraguay,Chile
I hope you'll be inspired to look further into the music and other sociocultural facets of the Andes region and South America in general.
Hanacpachap Cussicuinin - Thought to be the first multi-voiced music composed in the New World, this simple but intriguing piece is found in a collection of sacred music compiled in 1631, but was likely written some years earlier...
If you'd like to buy this music in full CD stereo, you can search for artists, titles, and regions on BarnesandNoble, Amazon, eBay, on general search engines, and of course at stores in your locality in the International Music section.
boleadora.com /andes.htm   (664 words)

 Juanes confronts Colombia’s conflict - MUSIC - MSNBC.com
BOGOTA, Colombia - For a musician with nine Latin Grammies and a new single topping the charts, Juanes is a laid-back guy, with none of a rock star’s brashness.
During a conversation in a Bogota hotel, Juanes said his nation’s dark side must be explored: “Colombia is a country which is suffering, and we must move ahead,” the lanky, long-haired singer said.
Some of his new songs were inspired by tales of soldiers separated from their loved ones while pulling one- or two-year tours of duty from the cold of the Andes Mountains to Colombia’s steamy jungles.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6116370   (705 words)

 ►► Music :: Colombia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If you have liked her past music, then listen to this album three times, and by the third time, you will love it.
This was Shakira's second major rock album release in this country (she had released two earlier albums in her country, Colombia, as a young singer at the ages of thirteen and sixteen).
Liked the diversity of her music; still impressed by how talented this young woman is. Not my favorite CD, but a good addition to the rotation.
music.whiteline.pp.ru /index.php?grp=Colombia&searchcat=Music   (4827 words)

 ►► Music ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This musical is a breath of fresh air for many after seeing many of the recent things coming out on Broadway.
Having listened to the music but not having the privilege of seeing the Tony winning musical, I have to say I was caught up in the lovely, light music and the crystal clear voices of the performers.
Although the music is not as memorable as some, it has it's moments and I have enjoyed listening to it over and over.
music.whiteline.pp.ru /index.php?grp=Colombia&searchcat=Music   (1648 words)

 World Music Central - Colombia Goes African
About 300 years ago, a group of escaped African slaves barricaded themselves in a safe haven near Colombia's Caribbean coast, successfully fought off Spanish colonizer's repeated attempts to recapture them, and eventually founded the first free village of its type in the Western Hemisphere.
Paulino "Batata" Salgado is a master drummer and vocalist coming from a long line of musicians who've kept African tradition alive in Colombia through the rhythms, songs, dances and attitude that first asserted African identity there long ago.
When recordings of African music began to reach Colombia in large numbers in the 1960's, they were snapped up by sound system operators and listeners who instantly recognized the link between their own refined grooves and the sounds of the Congo, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and beyond.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /article.php?story=20030729031434743&query=cuba   (358 words)

 Amazon.com: Putumayo Presents: Colombia: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The music is uplifting, though one cannot help but think of the troubled country from which it comes.
If this kind of music is new to you then I certainly suggest taking a chance on it.
This South American nation is surrounded by three important waterways- the Pacific, the Caribbean and the Amazon and this influences the music.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005LN1V?v=glance   (940 words)

 World of Music - coda music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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This is Currulao marimba music from Colombia: African music that has survived in the New World and is preserved in the rainforest of Colombia's Pacific Coast where fls hunt, fish, pan for gold and make music.
While the music has a common African ancestry with Cuban and other Caribbean styles and is often rooted in voice and guitar, it has great depth and complexity, particularly in Totó's arrangements.
Her music is traditional and features a rich array of material in superb arrangements.
www.muzikifan.com /colombia.html   (2842 words)

 World Music Network Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He is a legend in Colombia and has taken his tropical brand of dance music, together with his band La Verdad, throughout the world.
They soon achieved great popularity in Colombia, Mexico and across Latin America and the U.S. After a 14-year break they returned by popular demand, with more hit singles and a reputation as being one of the hottest dance bands in Latin America.
The music is passionate, uplifting and forthright, swirling around the accordion at its midst.
www.worldmusic.net /home/features/colom.html   (623 words)

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