Cumbia Style Overview
Cumbia Music Description
Cumbia is a folkloric music style that originated in Colombia and Panama.
Colombian cumbia and Panamanian cumbia sound different since they developed on opposing sides of the nearly unpassable Darién Gap. Heavy drums and the tamborito play a part in each country's cumbia – yet Panama's variant has a more loose, easy-going feel, unlike the rapidly-paced Colombian ensembles.
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