The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time Bands/Musicians

The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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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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    Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

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    Latin pop, Ranchera, Cumbia

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    Norteño, Cumbia

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    Vallenato, Cumbia

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    Porro, Salsa music, Cumbia

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    Hip hop music, Reggae, Rhythm and blues

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    Totó la Momposina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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    Klezmer, Romani music, World music

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    Electro, Alternative dance, Cumbia

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    Thrash metal, Pop music, Rock music

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    Latin American music, Cumbia, Grupera

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    Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

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    Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

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    Ballad, Bolero, Ranchera

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    Nando y Solja Kingz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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    Rodrigo Alejandro Bueno is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

    Merengue music, Cuarteto, Salsa music

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    Rock music, Rock en Español, Heavy metal

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    Rock en Español, Cumbia

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    Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Hip hop music, Cumbia rap, Rhythm and blues

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    Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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    Latin pop, Cumbia, Grupera

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    Latin American music, Latin Language, Cumbia

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

    Vallenato, Cumbia

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    Banda music, Latin pop, Ranchera

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    Hip hop music, Ska, Reggae

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    Maricarmen Marín is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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    Ska, Rock music, Reggae

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    Chacarera, Rock music, Rock en Español

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

    Urban contemporary, Cumbia

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    Alternative hip hop, Electronic music, Latin American music

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    Porro, Bambuco, Rock music

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    Banda music, Adult contemporary music, Mexican cumbia

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    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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    Gilda is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

    Cumbia

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    Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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    Gustavo Quintero is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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    Difuntos Correa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

    Ska, Rock en Español, Nueva canción

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    Cumbia, Tropical

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    Leo Rey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

    Cumbia, Tropical

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    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    New Wave, Norteño, Cumbia

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