Cumbia is music
that originated from Northern South America and African slaves who were brought there are thought to be some of the first people to start playing this genre. African and native music merged to create cumbia. Cumbia was first played with just drums and other instruments were later added.
is a popular Cumbia band. A popular song by them is Mi Promesa. (see end of flyer for video)
like large skirts and hats are often wore while dancing to Cumbia
People play, dance and listen
to Cumbia at events such as parades.
like drums and the guitar are used in Cumbia. Cumbia seems to have a strong beat and wonderful vocals to accompany the music.
Pesado - Mi Promesa
Amazing Cumbia Dance by Rosie & Israel Coronado
This is an example
of a dance to Cumbia music. There seems to be a lot of spinning in this dance which would look amazing with the large skirt worn.