Africa Influences on Barranquilla, Colombia?

first, what were the origins of their slaves? the majority? and what did they contribute to Colombian music?

very broad i know, just anything in general will help, thanks!

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    Several of Colombia's musical genres, such as Cumbia, have African origins or influences. The Cumbia originated in Colombia's Caribbean coastal region, from the musical and cultural fusion of Native Colombians, slaves brought from Africa, and the Spanish during colonial times in the old country of Pocabuy, which is located in Colombia's Momposina Depression.

    Cumbia began as a courtship dance practiced among the African slave population, which was later mixed with European instruments and musical characteristics. Cumbia is very popular in the Andean region and the Southern Cone, and it's still more popular than the salsa in many parts of these regions

    The African drums sound along the Indian flutes, and the music is influenced by Spanish rhythms, like the couplets.

    Most Africans came from Ghana, the Ivory Coast and the Gulf of Benin.

    Source(s): Barranquilla for Beginners
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