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Lively, inventive, and varied, Colombian music defies summary. For centuries, Colombia has been the crossroads of the Americas, and its music reflects the many years of exchange between Caribbean, Andean, Amazonian, and African cultures. This playlist heavily features cumbia, the country’s most influential genre, whose influence stretches from New York City to Argentina. You will hear salseros, traditional folk singers, and contemporary artists whose energy and inventiveness maintain Colombia’s place at the forefront of Latin American music.