American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Latin-American dance originating among African slave populations on Colombia's Atlantic coast and characterized by short sliding steps.
- n. Music for this dance.
- n. A traditional style of Colombian dance and music, or a piece in this style
- From Spanish cumbia (Wiktionary)
- American Spanish. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Walk down one block, and there's a West African beat, a Latin American cumbia, and a Brazilian samba.”
“Fuerte Apache" because it was reminiscent of Wild West movies, daily life in there is pretty much like an episode of The Wire; and yet young talent often emerges from within, and bands describe the reality with a hybrid of local musical style cumbia and rap, now known as cumbia villera.”
“But these guys have been putting together some seriously swinging cumbia with Andean flavor, known as cumbia vilera, for the better part of the decade.”
“Music called "cumbia" continues as day turns into night, around barrio corners, from crowded, colorful buses - sound of drum, recorder and a cheese-grater thingy that sounds like maracas when scraped.”
“After 10 years of steady touring and recording, the fiercely independent, Austin, Texas-based band has won a following among discerning Latin music fans for their funky take on older music styles such as cumbia, salsa and norteno.”
“Bomba Estereo and Mexican Institute of Sound, which fuse traditional styles such as cumbia and norteño with electronica, disco, rap and rock.”
“We are a group comprised of 8 musicians looking for a keyboard player with talent in latin genres such as cumbia, charanga, salsa, merengue and bachata.”
“It emerged in the 1960s as a musical fusion of Spanish guitar and the rhythms of the island's other popular music, merengue, with heavy influences from several Afro-Latino music genres such as cumbia and plena.”
“Young couples, children and the elderly were mainly stuck indoors as restaurants, bars, playgrounds and parks that hold outdoor "cumbia" dances all stayed closed.”
“Countless families were devastated at having their long weekend ruined as restaurants, bars, playgrounds and parks that hold outdoor "cumbia" dances all stayed closed.”
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