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Old 03-18-2016, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Ok now I am feeling your goal is just to really make it too hard to decide where to go in Colombia lol.
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:02 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Ok now I am feeling your goal is just to really make it too hard to decide where to go in Colombia lol.
lol, not at all. As a first-time visitor to Colombia you will have your staple places that you go to first. The rest can wait for if you approve of your taster visit and want to go back.

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Old 03-24-2016, 03:18 PM
 
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Default central Caribbean region: Europe + América + Africa = CUMBIA

I'm back and now I'm continuing to the main Caribbean region of Colombia, the Caribe Popular, coloured in sky blue.




In this region perhaps the most iconic musical genre from Colombia was born. An age old genre from the 1600's formed from a perfect synergy between European harmony, Native American melody and African rhythm...

Europe + América + Africa = CUMBIA

+ +

= CUMBIA


Source: Colombia Festiva


Folkloric Cumbia
- WOMAD Festival, UK

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Old 03-24-2016, 03:36 PM
 
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More Folkloric Cumbia, a genre that spans 4 centuries...

Gaiteros de San Jacinto - Grammy winners




Maria Mulata - Viña del Mar winner




Totó la Momposina - Grammy winner






Source Yo Me Llamo Cumbia by LaPost
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Old 03-24-2016, 05:26 PM
 
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Default Dancing traditional Cumbia

How to dance tradicional Cumbia?

In colonial times the African slaves were chained and therefore had very restrictive movements. For this reason the steps of traditional Cumbia are encompased by short steps and one foot is never allowed to move off the ground.


"Cumbia" painting by Jorge Benítez Velásquez


Video tutorial: Male and female steps for Cumbia




Many of the old vinyl covers from the 40's-60's also paid homage to this heritage...

Discos Fuentes vinyl cover


Source: Music Fly
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:30 AM
 
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Santa Marta, central Caribbean region (Colombia's 11th city)


Untitled by Daniel Tirado, on Flickr


Rodadero Santa Marta by Nehemias Gomez Preciado, on Flickr


Cathedral over rooftops by anjči, on flickr
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:45 PM
 
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Near Santa Marta, the ancient Tayrona civilization and the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Martanear the Caribbean sea, the highest coastal mountains in the world...


by Juan David Giraldo Ruiz on Pbase



Maruamake, Tierra Kogui - Marzo de 2009. by Todos A Tierra, on Flickr


Playa El Cabo de San Juan by Tanenhaus, on Flickr


Nabusimake pelicano77 by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Sierra Nevada Santa Marta by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Sierra Nevada-1 by Juan Diego Castillo Ramírez, on Flickr


DM8357 by David Medina, on Flickr

The Lost city, Teyuna


Trekking to Ciudad Perdida, Magdalena - Colombia by Alexander Schimmeck, on Flickr
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Old 03-27-2016, 01:52 PM
 
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Zambo culture

One of the founding blocks of Cumbia was the meeting of west African slaves and Native Americans to create a Zambo culture (mixed African-Native American people). Especially in the interior of the Carribbean, i.e. Mompox depression and Mountains of Maria.



Faroto Indians (zambo culture)


Source: www.danzaenred.com
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Old 03-27-2016, 05:43 PM
 
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Default What is Cumbia?

What is Cumbia? Colombia's iconic Caribbean genre exaplained...





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Old 03-27-2016, 09:27 PM
 
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La Mojana is the mythical spirit of the water ever-present in the area of the country where the collision of two of the top 100 largest rivers in the world collide to form a large expanse of wetlands known as the Mompox depression, an epicentre of the Zambo culture in the central Caribbean region.




Mompox Depression


Source: enosaquiwilches.blogspot


Source: iM Editores


Mompox - UNESCO world heritage




By Johanna Price A, on Pinterest


Mompox by Carlos Quijano Altamirano, on Flickr


By Sergio Gomez, on Plataforma Arquitectura | El sitio web de arquitectura más leído en español


u_MG_9177 by James Bailey, on Flickr


By Sergio Gomez, on Plataforma Arquitectura | El sitio web de arquitectura más leído en español


Zenu civilization



infografia-cultura-zenú by francisco fuentes zarate, on Flickr


Bogotá: Museo del Oro by zug55, on Flickr


IMuseo del Oro Zenú by Fia Nhorez, on Flickr


Oro Zenú I by BELENNA*, on Flickr


MuseodelOro_2511 by Banco de la República - Colombia, on Flickr


MuseodelOro_2560 by Banco de la República - Colombia, on Flickr


MuseodelOro_2573 by Banco de la República - Colombia, on Flickr

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