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Old 03-27-2016, 11:42 PM
 
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In it's transition from folk to popular music, Cumbia took its first steps to becoming the musical backbone of Latin America around the 1940's with the orchestras of Lucho Bermudez, Jose Barros, Edmundo Arias and others.

Orchestral Cumbia (1940's - 60's)

Lucho Bermudez




Jose Barros




Edmundo Arias

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Old 04-08-2016, 06:50 PM
 
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Default Barranquilla Carnival

Carnival music - 1950's






Barranquilla Carnival
(UNESCO heritage)

The first ever documented carnival was in 1886 but it's thought that the carnival began much earlier still.


Batalla de Flores
, El País


DSC_7999 copia by Jorge Amin, on Flickr


Cumbia con Puro y Sombrero Vuelteao
by Emilie Christiane, on flickr


Carnival de Barranquilla 2013 by Joel Duncan, on Flickr


Carnavales de Barranquilla 2016 by Sandra Tobon, on Flickr


Carnaval de Barranquilla 2011 by jairo castilla bedoya, on Flickr


Batalla de Flores carnaval de Barranquilla 2013 by WadoFoto Luis Charris, on Flickr


barranquilla Carnival by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


DSC_7718 copia by Jorge Amin, on Flickr



Barranquilla Garabato IMAGEN-11176842-2 by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


barranquilla carnaval-de-barranquilla by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Carnaval del Bicentenario
, on blogspot


Barranquilla image by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Negritas Puloy by jairo castilla bedoya, on Flickr


Carnaval-De-Barranquilla-2015-40 by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Guacherna carnaval de Barranquilla 2016 by WadoFoto Luis Charris, on Flickr
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Old 04-08-2016, 07:00 PM
 
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Barranquilla Carnival queens...





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Old 04-09-2016, 06:43 AM
 
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Barranquilla, the industrial city of the north. Largest city in the Caribbean region and 4th in the country.


Barranquilla Colombia. by Juan Felipe Gómez, on Flickr


Norte de Barranquilla by Fernando Orozco, on Flickr


Kolera
by canburak, on Flickr


BAQ by Andrés Salazar, on Flickr
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Old 04-09-2016, 03:08 PM
 
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The Guajira has the largest Muslim population in Colombia and one of the largest mosques in Latin America.


Wikimedia Commons


Masjid Omar Ibn Al Khattab


Maicao Panoramio 18665575 by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


By José Luis Sánchez Hachero


Painting the Mosque
by Julian Castro, on Flickr


Maicao TatoBerrio by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Students in Dar El Akram
by Kaveh Kazemi, on gettyimages

This is news to me....so the Guajira received even more Muslim Arab immigrants than Barranquilla?
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:01 PM
 
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This is news to me....so the Guajira received even more Muslim Arab immigrants than Barranquilla?
Yes Barranquilla has more Arab immigrants in total but the Guajira has a larger concentration of Arab muslims.
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Old 04-09-2016, 06:17 PM
 
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More Cumbia and Merecumbe, the latter is a mix of Colombian Merengue and Cumbia...

Homage to the city of Barranquilla by Pacho Galan, Rio y Mar (River & Sea).



Homage to the fishing village of Taganga (suburb of Santa Marta city), by Lucho Bermudez.



Taganga


Taganga Panorama by Tan Yilmaz, on Flickr

Cumbia Candelosa by Edmundo Arias


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Old 04-11-2016, 03:56 PM
 
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Barranquilla seems like a very nice city looking at it on Google Street views, lots of tall modern buildings and even in the poorer areas buildings seem well maintained. The carnival seems really fun!
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Old 04-11-2016, 05:16 PM
 
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To be honest Barranquilla is considered to be quite ugly in the national psyche and I myself wouldn't call it particularly attractive. It's an industrial city only really worth a visit because of it's great nightlife.

It has potential though and the riverside and downtown regeneration plans look good! Barranquilla may be one to watch in 5 years.
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:20 PM
 
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To be honest Barranquilla is considered to be quite ugly in the national psyche and I myself wouldn't call it particularly attractive. It's an industrial city only really worth a visit because of it's great nightlife.

It has potential though and the riverside and downtown regeneration plans look good! Barranquilla may be one to watch in 5 years.
What are considered the nicest looking cities in Colombia? Aside from Cartagena, Envigado, and Bucaramanga I haven't encountered any that look particularly good
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