Definitions for "Cumbia"
A form of music and dance in 4/4 meter from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. Has become popular throughout Colombia and in other Latin American countries.
Colombia; Dance; Rhythm. The most popular dance rhythm of Colombia and the one that has been the most widely spread throughout Latin America. Cumbia is not a clave-based rhythm, but as with many rhythms can be played "in clave." (jewg)
An extremely popular dance rhythm from Colombia but also popular in Chile and Mexico amongst others. Often classified as salsa, played in 4/4 time with a heavy beat one and accentuated beats three and four, giving a loping rolling rhythm similar to "riding a horse".