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 cumbia 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 De Meno Escobedo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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215 69
La Sonora Dinamita is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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157 70
Kumbia Kings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

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78 34
Celso Piña is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Vallenato, Cumbia

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49 21
Totó la Momposina is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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56 30
A.B. Quintanilla is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

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51 26
Grupo Bronco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Norteño, Cumbia

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50 26
Joe Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Porro, Salsa music, Cumbia

9
34 16
Grupo Bryndis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin American music, Cumbia, Grupera

10
49 29
Los Temerarios is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin pop, Ranchera, Cumbia

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29 12
Bomba Estéreo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Electro, Alternative dance, Cumbia

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28 13
Chris Pérez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock music, Rock en Español, Heavy metal

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52 35
Kumbia All Starz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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28 16
Chicos De Barrio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Reggae, Rhythm and blues

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27 16
Juanes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Thrash metal, Pop music, Rock music

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22 16
Supermerka2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Cumbia

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18 14
Banda Machos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Ballad, Bolero, Ranchera

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8 4
El Hijo De La Cumbia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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Sonido Gallo Negro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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25 23
La Mano Ajena is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Klezmer, Romani music, World music

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6 3
Cumbia Cosmonauts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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14 12
Very Be Careful is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Vallenato, Cumbia

23
13 11
La Sombra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

24
36 36
Pee Wee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

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5 3
Carlos Vives is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Porro, Bambuco, Rock music

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5 3
Money Chicha is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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Los Mirlos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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Los Wemblers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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3 1
Grupo Celeste is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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3 1
Chancha Via Circuito is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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3 1
Rolando Bruno is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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14 13
Los Super Reyes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Cumbia rap, Rhythm and blues

33
13 12
DJ Kane is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

34
11 10
Andrés Cabas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock en Español, Cumbia

35
9 8
Abel Talamantez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

36
8 7
Agua Bella is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Cumbia

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7 6
Ana Bárbara is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Banda music, Latin pop, Ranchera

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7 6
Karamelo Santo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Ska, Reggae

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7 6
Alma Bella is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Cumbia

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2 1
Los De Abajo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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2 1
Klezperanto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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2 1
Juaneco is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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2 1
Buyepongo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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7 7
Maricarmen Marín is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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7 7
Nando y Solja Kingz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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7 7
Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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6 6
Ricky Rick is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Urban contemporary, Cumbia

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5 5
Grupo Fantasma is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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4 4
Los Daddys is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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4 4
Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time