Does anybody know what cumbia is?

United States
November 18, 2012 11:38pm CST
So I was talking to a buddy of mine and he told that he's going to a club to listen to a cumbia. He said so nonchalant so I was a little embarrassed to ask him what the heck that means. Does anybody know?
2 responses
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
24 Nov 12
I also wasn't aware of this so I checked it on the web, and yes, it's a Colombian music genre. I haven't heard any of it though so I wouldn't know how to describe it. In any case, I think we shouldn't be embarrassed to ask if we don't know. I mean, it's better to appear naive of something than pretend we know it.
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
19 Nov 12
this what i get in Wikipedia about Cumbia. i hope it could help you: "Cumbia is a Colombian music genre popular throughout Latin America. The Cumbia originated in Colombia's Caribbean coastal region, from the musical and cultural fusion of Native Colombians, slaves brought from Africa, and the Spanish during colonial times in the old country of Pocabuy, which is located in Colombia's Momposina Depression. Cumbia began as a courtship dance practiced among the African slave population, which was later mixed with European instruments and musical characteristics". so i can conclude that Cumbia is a traditional music. it must be nice to listen. i like ethnic music.