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This is a Cumbia artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. While there are tons of fantastic cumbia artists, when it comes down to it, some are just better than others. This list is designed to let the fans of cumbia separate the absolute best cumbia bands and artists from all of the rest. Cumbia was created in Colombia as a fusion of African, native Colombian, and Spanish influences. Kumbia Kings and Celso Piña are classic examples of the genre, but are they the top cumber bands of all time?

This list of the top cumbia bands in the world includes all musicians who have released songs and albums that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Cumbia groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all cumbia bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest cumbia bands of all time, since the most famous cumbia artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best cumbia music.

List ranges from La Sonora Dinamita to Juanes, and more. Rank the best singers and groups to see them rise to the top. Is Thalía a better choice for the top of the list than Ninel Conde? Vote accordingly. All important, significant and iconic names in Mexican and Colombian cumbia music deserve your votes. You can only vote once on this list. Bands at the top of the list will  be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good cumbia bands with which to start out. 

This list answers the questions "who are the best cumbia bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest cumbia musician ever?" Whether you’re a cumbia aficionado or a new fan of cumbia music, please vote for the best cumbia artists - not  just the most popular cumbia bands that you never actually listened to. 


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La Sonora Dinamita is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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Kumbia Kings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Kumbia Kings Hip hop music, Latin pop Reggae

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Kumbia All Starz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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Totó la Momposina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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A.B. Quintanilla is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
A.B. Quintanilla Hip hop music, Pop music Latin pop

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Celso Piña is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Celso Piña Vallenato, Cumbia

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Grupo Bronco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Grupo Bronco Norteño, Cumbia

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Bomba Estéreo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Bomba Estéreo Electro, Alternative dance Cumbia

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Joe Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Joe Arroyo Porro, Salsa music Cumbia

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Los Temerarios is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Los Temerarios Latin pop, Ranchera Cumbia

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Chris Pérez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Chris Pérez Rock music, Rock en Español Heavy metal

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Juanes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Juanes Thrash metal, Pop music Rock music

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Grupo Bryndis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Grupo Bryndis Latin American music, Cumbia Grupera

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Chicos De Barrio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Chicos De Barrio Hip hop music, Reggae Rhythm and blues

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La Mano Ajena is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
La Mano Ajena Klezmer, Romani music World music

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Los Super Reyes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Los Super Reyes Hip hop music, Cumbia rap Rhythm and blues

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Banda Machos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Banda Machos Ballad, Bolero Ranchera

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La Sombra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
La Sombra Hip hop music, Rock music Rhythm and blues

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Pee Wee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Pee Wee Pop music, Latin pop Cumbia

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DJ Kane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
DJ Kane Hip hop music, Latin pop Reggae

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Very Be Careful is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Very Be Careful Vallenato, Cumbia

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Andres Landero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andres Landero

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Balkumbia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Balkumbia

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Los Chapillacs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Los Chapillacs

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El Hijo De La Cumbia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
El Hijo De La Cumbia

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Los Mirlos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Los Mirlos

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Grupo Celeste is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Grupo Celeste

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Los De Abajo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Los De Abajo

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Los Daddys is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Los Daddys

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Los Wemblers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Los Wemblers

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Cumbia Cosmonauts is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Cumbia Cosmonauts

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Chicha Libre is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Chicha Libre

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Rolando Bruno is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Rolando Bruno

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Money Chicha is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Money Chicha

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Sonido Gallo Negro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Sonido Gallo Negro

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Juaneco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Juaneco

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Vox Urbana is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Vox Urbana

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Kumbia Queers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Kumbia Queers

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Supermerka2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Supermerka2 Cumbia

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Andrés Cabas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andrés Cabas Rock en Español, Cumbia

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Abel Talamantez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Abel Talamantez Pop music, Latin pop Cumbia

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Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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Karamelo santo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Karamelo santo Hip hop music, Ska Reggae

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Nando y Solja Kingz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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Agua Bella is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Agua Bella Cumbia

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Alma Bella is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Alma Bella Cumbia

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Chancha Via Circuito is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Chancha Via Circuito

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Rodrigo Alejandro Bueno is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Rodrigo Alejandro Bueno Merengue music, Cuarteto Salsa music

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Ana Bárbara is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Ana Bárbara Banda music, Latin pop Ranchera

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Maricarmen Marín is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time