“La Cumbia Prohibida” … a lively collaboration by the Monterrey hip-hop artist Niña Dioz and Colombian artist Liliana Saumet, singer for the band Bomba Estereo
Monterrey has been the center of a Cumbia culture that has evolved since the Colombian style of music was introduced in the 1960s. Unique clothing, hair and dance styles have all developed, as has a rather interesting musical adaptation called Cumbia Rebajada. That’s where they take a regular Cumbia and slow it down.
Here’s a great article called “The Cholombians” from the Vice website:
And here’s a Cumbia Rebajada – Give it a chance, and it’ll grow on you.:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyGRnwcie4g
Despite the name, I believe they’re a Mexican group. I couldn’t find a live performance, but this is one of my favorite cumbia songs, so I posted it anyway.
Hey, listen to this one… The hugely popular cumbia band Los Angeles Azules, playing what may be their best-known song. Sophisticated people like to sneer at them, possibly because of their common appeal, or possibly because cumbia pop music went out of style in some circles many years ago. I guess you can sneer at me, then, because I really get a kick out of it.