It's been awhile since I posted a "What I'm listening to today." Today I am listening to Cumbias Y Gaitas Famosas de Columbia. I happened upon this recording when I was trying to learn more about Latin American dances, and I just liked it. It's weird and obnoxious, but I just like it.
Cumbia is a music style popular in Latin America, most notably in Columbia and Panama. It is a musical and cultural fusion of Native Columbians, slaves brought from Africa, and the Spanish during colonial times. Cumbia began as a courtship dance among the African slave population, and was later mixed with European instruments and musical forms. (Thanks Wikipedia!)