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1. A Latin-American dance originating among African slave populations on Colombia's Caribbean coast and characterized by short sliding steps.
2. The music for this dance.

[Colombian and Panamanian Spanish; akin to Cuban Spanish cumbé, an Afro-Caribbean dance; see bachata.]


(Music, other) a rhythmic style of music originating in Colombia
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The Puertas Latin Culture Club and the Student Leadership Organization sponsor both the workshop and the upcoming dance that will feature various styles of Latin music, including Cumbia, Banda, Merengue, Bachata and others.
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La autora y curadora de Cholombianos es la misma: la disenadora de moda Amanda Watkins, inglesa fascinada por la vestimenta y practicas culturales de algunos jovenes de barrios pobres de Monterrey--como el gusto por bailar cumbia colombiana--, quien decidio nombrarlos asi (cholos + colombianos = cholombianos) y concebirlos como "tribu urbana".
La troupe Cumbia Ya, qui s'est produite, dimanche dernier, a Constantine, lors de la 3e soiree du festival Dimajazz, a [beaucoup moins que] allume [beaucoup plus grand que] l'ambiance dans la salle Ahmed-Bey avec des sonorites latinos et des rythmes de salsa.
Hector Fernandez l'Hoeste and Pablo Vila have assembled a collection of thoughtful essays and presented them in a logical sequence reflecting the outward migration of cumbia from its origins.
You, the golden, red and blue land "La Sonora Dinamita" would always be ongoing With Cumbia dance, And with the intertwined sound of steely chains, That brought to the slaves; The message of freedom.
La estaba escuchando en un viaje que hicimos a Acapulco, yo empezaba a hacer la obra, y ya sabe como bailan las cumbias en Colombia, donde levantan las manos y parecen alas, esa version de la cumbia me dio la pauta para iniciar la composicion.
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La problematica que esta presente a lo largo de todo el libro son las definiciones y percepciones de lo que ha de entenderse por musica nacional, algo muy controversial, puesto que en un enfoque tradicional se tendio a pensar al pasillo como la representacion de la cancion nacional, sentido que durante mucho tiempo tambien se les adjudico al tango argentino, la samba brasilena, la cumbia colombiana o el merengue dominicano.
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