What is Mexican Cumbia
Cumbia is a musical genre originating in Colombia. It combines African, Native American, and European musical elements. Typically, cumbia is performed by a band comprising two or more musicians playing guitars, bass, drums, and percussion instruments. The typical cumbia rhythm is tango-based, with a 4/4 time signature and 8-beat measures.
Cumbia gained popularity in Mexico in the 1970s, thanks to the work of such artists as Celso Piña and Selena. In recent years, cumbia has experienced a renaissance in popularity, with artists such as J Raymix and Los Angeles Azules helping to lead the way.