There are many Colombian dances to be discovered in the country: Cumbia, Bullerengue, Guabina, Garabato, Joropo, Chirimia, Paseo, Son, Danza, Pasillo (like a European waltz), etc. Colombia is a culturally rich and diverse country, and its dance and music perfectly reflects that. Learn with us joyful and wonderful Colombian music.
Colombia is a culturally rich and diverse country, which its dance and music reflect perfectly. Experience our wealth of joyful Colombian music with us.
Cumbia is one of the most melodic representative expressions of Colombia. It brings together three cultures - African, Indigenous, and European. The African influence gives the rhythm of the drums while the Indigenous-based flute blends in the melody. The European influence provides some variations in the melodies, choreography, and costumes of the dancers.
In this dance, the women are defending themselves from the insistent flirtatious males who do not stop their obstinate gallantry. In this dance, each couple moves according to its inspiration. The women have slow, sensual yet arrogant movements while the men dance with free movements of the body, dancing in front of, to the side of, behind, and around their partners.
“Nobody cares if you can't dance well.
Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.”
― Martha Graham
The bullerengue and the danza de negro are two other musical genres of the region that have African characteristics. The bullerengue is an exhibition dance, filled with hip movement.
Andean music and dance: One of the predominant styles of music in the Andes region is bambuco, which sounds a little like Spanish guitar music but can incorporate rhythmic elements rooted in the currulao music of Colombia's Pacific coast. Bambuco is also performed as a couples' dance, which is something like a sensual waltz with moments of brief, delicate contact.