Cumbia, conventional dance and music style, now nationwide heritage of Colombia
Cumbia, a dance and music style ensuing within the miscegenation of Indigenous peoples, Africans and Europeans, is now an intangible cultural heritage of Colombia.
Minister of Tradition of Colombia Patricia Ariza on October 16 declared the normal Caribbean dance cumbia nationwide heritage of the nation.
Cumbia, ensuing from a mixture of Indigenous, African and European cultures is now listed as an intangible cultural heritage of Colombia.
“Cumbia is the heritage of all Colombians, it deserves a spot within the historical past of Colombia and an vital consideration in tradition. Cumbia is a real heritage of El Banco, of Colombia, of Latin America and, hopefully, it can turn into a heritage of humanity at some point,” mentioned the minister of Tradition, Patricia Ariza.
“Cumbia is the results of the encounter and miscegenation between Indigenous peoples, Africans and Europeans. Its historical past consolidated the identification of the Colombian Caribbean individuals and the nation usually,” the ministry’s press launch detailed.
Cumbia is greater than a folkloric dance. Additionally it is a music style, whose recognition unfold out throughout Latin American international locations with extra fashionable and business variations, and a set of customs present in clothes, rituals, conventional manufacture of handmade devices and festivals.
The announcement was made throughout a serious pageant of cumbia gathering greater than 1,200 artists, the José Barros Palomino cumbia nationwide pageant, in El Banco, a metropolis within the division of Magdalena within the north of the nation.
Precise origins of cumbia should not solely clear however it could be born within the north of Colombia, on the border of Magdalena and Bolivar departments, within the a whole lot of years throughout which Colombia was a Spanish colony till its independence in 1819. There are some arguments that cumbia could possibly be originated from elsewhere in Colombia and even Africa.
El Banco is known as the “Empire Metropolis” of cumbia. The pageant of cumbia is called after José Barros Palomino, one of the vital outstanding Colombian musicians and composers of cumbia who was born within the metropolis.
Now inside the realm of nationwide heritage, the nation will work to protect and safeguard the heritage of cumbia by way of cultural actions, documentation and analysis work, promotion and communication, coaching, schooling and transmission of data.
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