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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2
222 221
La Sonora Dinamita is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

3
159 223
Kumbia Kings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

4
53 80
Kumbia All Starz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

5
53 80
Grupo Bronco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Norteño, Cumbia

6
58 88
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

7
51 77
Joe Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Porro, Salsa music, Cumbia

8
51 77
Los Temerarios is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin pop, Ranchera, Cumbia

9
82 127
Celso Piña is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Vallenato, Cumbia

10
29 42
Chris Pérez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock music, Rock en Español, Heavy metal

11
35 52
Grupo Bryndis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin American music, Cumbia, Grupera

12
50 77
Totó la Momposina is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

13
29 43
Bomba Estéreo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Electro, Alternative dance, Cumbia

14
27 40
Juanes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Thrash metal, Pop music, Rock music

15
25 38
La Mano Ajena is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Klezmer, Romani music, World music

16
20 31
Banda Machos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Ballad, Bolero, Ranchera

17
36 59
Pee Wee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

18
23 38
Supermerka2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Cumbia

19
15 26
Los Super Reyes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Cumbia rap, Rhythm and blues

20
14 25
Very Be Careful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Vallenato, Cumbia

21
12 22
Rodrigo Alejandro Bueno is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Merengue music, Cuarteto, Salsa music

22
13 24
La Sombra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

23
11 23
Andrés Cabas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock en Español, Cumbia

24
11 23
Ninel Conde is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin pop, Cumbia, Grupera

25
7 16
Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

26
13 27
DJ Kane is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

27
9 20
Abel Talamantez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

28
4 11
Los Mirlos is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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29
4 11
Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

30
4 11
Los Daddys is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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31
5 13
Grupo Fantasma is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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32
5 13
Money Chicha is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

33
5 13
Bersuit is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Chacarera, Rock music, Rock en Español

34
5 13
Américo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Cumbia, Tropical

35
11 24
Thalía is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Banda music, Adult contemporary music, Mexican cumbia

36
7 17
Nando y Solja Kingz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

37
7 17
Ana Bárbara is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Banda music, Latin pop, Ranchera

38
7 17
Karamelo Santo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Ska, Reggae

39
8 19
El Hijo De La Cumbia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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40
6 16
Sonido Gallo Negro is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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41
6 16
Gilda is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Cumbia

42
7 18
Los Auténticos Decadentes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Ska, Rock music, Reggae

43
8 20
Agua Bella is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Cumbia

44
2 9
Los De Abajo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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45
2 9
Vox Urbana is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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46
10 24
Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin American music, Latin Language, Cumbia

47
3 11
Chancha Via Circuito is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

48
4 13
Rolando Bruno is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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49
5 15
Carlos Vives is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Porro, Bambuco, Rock music

50
6 17
Cumbia Cosmonauts is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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