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Cumbia refers to some musical rhythm and folk dance traditions of Latin America. It is a fast dance rhythm in 2/4 time. Particularly:

  • Colombian cumbia: a musical rhythm and traditional folk dance from Colombia. Influenced by African and Spanish rhythms.
  • Panamanian cumbia, a Panamanian folk dance and musical genre.

The Columbian cumbia has been influential, and there are variations in other Latin-American countries. However, the music literature makes clear that Cuban music, tango, and jazz, have been even more influential.

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