Cumbia

CUMBIA

Now danced all over Mexico, Central and South America, cumbia originated in Colombia, where it’s now the national dance, and has strong African roots. Cumbia, from cumbe, the name of a Guinean dance, is said to have begun as a courtship dance.

For more information about cumbia, visit this great post from Brown University.

Watch some cumbia dancers in action (scroll through the playlist for more):

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