Cumbia: Subgenre Spotlight

Cumbia is a term that refers to musical rhythms and folk dance traditions of Latin America.

Originating in Colombia, cumbia combines musical and cultural influences from Amerindians, Africans, and Europeans. Regional styles can be found throughout Latin America, but the most popular come from Colombia and Mexico. Notable artists include Selena, Los Angeles Azules, and La Sonora Dinamita.

Discover the essential tracks with our Cumbias playlist below.

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