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Title: Colombian Folkore Dance

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Subject: Music and Movies
Author: June S
Date: May 17, 2012
Level: University
Grade: A
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Cumbia started in the northern region of Colombia, mainly in or around Cartagena during the period of Spanish colonization. Spain used its ports to import African slaves, who tried to preserve their musical traditions and also turned the drums and dances into a courtship ritual. Cumbia was mainly interpreted with just drums and claves (Cumbia)...

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Cumbia was mainly interpreted with just drums and claves (Cumbia). The slaves were later influenced by the sounds of Amerindian instruments from the Koguis and Kuna tribes settled between the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the Montes de Maria; like the millo flutes, gaita flutes and guiros. Africans and Amerindians working together as slaves created a mixture from which the gaitero (cumbia interpreter) appeared, with a defined identity by the 1800s...

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